Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 very well thought out museum. The history was presented well - you really get a feel for what the people went through. Everything about the museum was impressive.  more »
  • Stuffed with great people who were very friendly and helpful. You can place a stamp to the passport and do junior ranger here. There is a lot of information to browse around. Everything is inside. 20....  more »
  • The storytelling aspect of this historical park is very well thought out. The exhibits do a great job of explaining the Gold Rush of Klondike. Worth a visit if you're exploring Pioneer Square. The summer waterfront shuttle has a stop only 1 block away from here.
  • As soon as we arrived at the museum the staff welcomed us very friendly and immediately informed us about the on-going presentation about how to pan gold. The educational value of the presentation was incredibly informative. After the presentation we walked around exploring the museum on our own. Firstly we took a look on the ground floor that provides many different interesting exhibits, displays and pictures. As soon as we entered the basement, it felt like we were going into an actual gold mine. This might be good for children as it has many possibilities to interact with the physical exhibits that are, for instance the gold panning that you can try out by yourself as well as a wheel that you can spin, which shows you the probability of actually finding gold. In conclusion we can say that the staff is very helpful and extremely friendly, the interactivities with the exhibits are easy to understand and fun to use. Due to this the educational value is really high. It is an absolutely need to go when you are interested in american history!

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