Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle

4.6
#6 of 62 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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  • If you like history, you should stop by. It has great displays, pictures and the layout is well thought-out. It's also free, a bonus! considering everything else in Seattle is pretty pricey for a Cana...  more »
  • Pleeeeeease take the time to watch the entire 20-minute movie featured at the museum if you want a fantastic history lesson! I have studied the gold rush a bit, but learned so much that I did not know...  more »
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  • Saw postings about this place online and was interested that the museum was free. The location was easy to find and had a lot of cool tourist attractions surrounding it. I wish that they could play the Introduction video at the very start of each self-guided tour, because it would have been very helpful. Unfortunately, when I arrived, the video wasn’t playing for another half hour, so I decided to walk around on my own. The information is interesting; however, the layout of the building and the order of information is confusing. I was never sure which way I was supposed to go and if I was reading the right signs. The other thing is that there is SO MUCH TEXT. I wish there were more variety in how the information was presented, like more videos or audio recordings. Definitely worth a visit (mostly because it’s free), but WATCH THE VIDEO FIRST.
  • Super interesting local history museum. Totally free and easy to get to if you're local (and not too far away if you're not). Has two levels and can be gone through in about an hour. And yes, it IS a national park. Cross it off your list.
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