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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pioneer square” (109 reviews)
“small museum” (57 reviews)
“free museum” (38 reviews)
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
Downtown
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+1 206-220-4240
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"pioneer square"
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"small museum"
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"free museum"
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"minute movie"
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"gold panning"
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"gold fields"
in 13 reviews
"park service"
in 11 reviews
"informative museum"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 15 reviews
"alaskan cruise"
in 14 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 9 reviews
"seattle history"
in 21 reviews
"the underground tour"
in 17 reviews
"great history"
in 9 reviews
"great for kids"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

History buffs, including kids, don't miss this high quality, federally funded musieum. Enjoy the interactive exhibits and take the walking tour.

Thank febeach2018
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Reviewed yesterday

If you've got 1-2 hours to kill or it's raining and you need an indoor activity for the kids, this is a good place to go. There is a short video about the Klondike Gold Rush and numerous artifacts and interpretive displays. The kids can...More

Thank Schellgame
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great visit to this free museum! The exhibits and videos were very interesting. I would recommend if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank jennylite2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a unique National Park museum that's indoors, educational and totally worth a visit. our family spent an hour learning about the role that Seattle and its citizens played in the Alaskan Klondike Gold Fields, and how this event was one of the most important factors...More

Thank DaleMurphy4HOF
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a small and interesting museum telling the story of the Gold Rush in Alaska and its impact on Seattle. There is no charge, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent quite a while here looking at the exhibits and watching the film, story of the gold rush and impact on Seattle well told. Well worth some time if in the Pioneer Square area.

Thank custard
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a free museum, i would recommend a visit. We didnt take much time to visit it and it would give some idea about what happened during the gold rush. I like the weighing scale where we can value our body as if it's made...More

Thank Stef_Yang
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is free, yet it is very nice. They have digital kiosks that can be used to “follow” along a character during their journey to the Klondike. There are several displays where you can see actual news papers and diaries or letters from the...More

Thank litaWhite
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice displays, Good way to spend an hour or so. People at entrance were very nice. Wish I had done this site sooner.

Thank Kyla C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this during a stroll downtown, and it was fascinating! Wonderfully interactive, you follow several peoples' journey heading west and through to the gold rush. With journals, artifacts from that time, photos, its an immersive step back in time. Even got a stamp for...More

Thank juliasH6908GM
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Richard B
28 January 2018|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a very small place. Your hotel will likely keep your luggage for your even if you can't check in yet
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monte54
28 December 2017|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Garages and sometimes you can snag a spot on the street.
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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.
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