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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pioneer square” (101 reviews)
“small museum” (53 reviews)
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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Reviewed yesterday

I came across this indoor park during a jury duty lunch break. Lots of informative information regarding the gold rush including the challenges and hardships prospectors faced on the journey alone as well as the long odds once a claim was staked. Whether or not...More

Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
Reviewed 2 days ago

This small museum operated by the National Park Service depicts the role Seattle played in the Klondike gold rush. Seattle was advertised as the place to outfit for the gold fields. The journey to the Klondike was arduous and many did not complete the trip....More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This National Park is a Museum and is all indoors. A lot of information on the gold rush even though it was a long way away. It is here because Seattle was the gateway to the Klondike. Well laid out and very informative. Interactive and...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice well documented exhibit. Has good stuff for kids as well. A little further from underground tour than expected. Area is in the midst of gentrification. Exhibit is well balanced and covers quite a bit of history in a non lecture fashion

Thank s w
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free National Historical Park in a small building near Pioneer Square. A must see to understand the role Seattle played in the Yukon gold rush. Very interesting and informative.

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a few blocks over from the Underground Tours. Nicely done. Take the time to see the free movies

Thank PtownCraig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wealth of information at this place with friendly staff. Interactive information present. Great find for a free admission. Went on Labor day and it was not crowded.

Thank sammied3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with 10 minute walk from cruise ship dock. Began (5 minutes) steep up hill. Then leveled off. Good signage- wide trails. Could take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on where you wanted to go. Great hike for an old guy(73) easy...More

Thank Bobb024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this while walking the streets and are glad we did. It has a lot of history and great displays.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pioneer Square comes with alot of unpeaceful moments in the bustle of city life. I was walking past and remembered the waterfall. It is a wonderful place to eat lunch or stand and let the water's flow chill you out for a minute or two....More

Thank Peggy C
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Terri P
30 July 2016|
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Response from lynda37 | Reviewed this property |
It is inside. It's an old hotel that is now a Gold Rush museum.