Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle

4.6
#7 of 65 in Parks in Seattle
Learn about one of the last great prospecting adventures at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The Cadillac Hotel is your first stop on the trail. This site was once the initial supply point for prospectors headed to the Yukon. Explore the temporary exhibits and pick up a map of the original Chilkoot Trail that settlers used to reach the wild lands where they hoped to strike it rich. This is the only international historical park shared by Canada and the United States, as the park extends up to Alaska. The park includes historical settler towns and Dawson City. A visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seattle trip maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a great stop to make. It's a little off the beaten trail as far as the touristy area - but if you happen to be going to the train station you can stop there on the way. Or even if you are taki...  more »
  • Stopped here after the Beneath the Streets Tour, at the suggestion of the guide,. You are invited to follow the individual story of a Gold-rusher (I chose Nordstrom. There are women, Native Americans,...  more »
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  • I would say this is a must do for everyone who visits Seattle for the first time and wants to know a bit about the city. I watched the 20 minutes movie, they offer for free. It was very interesting and made be understand the city and its history so much better. I'm usually not a fan of history but it was totally worth it. It honestly wasn't boring at all, which I feared at first. I would recommend everybody to go to this small museum on their first day in Seattle and to discover the city after learning about it.
  • Virtually the only free tourist attraction in Seattle. The week before I was in NYC and I was able to visit virtually every major museum in the city on their free day or PWYW (Pay What You Wish). Seattle museums rarely have free days and usually want $25-35 per person entrance plus an extra $10-20 for special exhibits. Congratulations to the volunteers that make the Klondike a great educational center for kids and adults alike. Thanks for your important support!

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