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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pioneer square” (109 reviews)
“small museum” (57 reviews)
“free museum” (37 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"
in 37 reviews
"minute movie"
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"gold panning"
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"gold fields"
in 14 reviews
"park service"
in 11 reviews
"informative museum"
in 9 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"
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"great history"
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"well worth the visit"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free, interactive, demonstrations, great historical overview and exhibits - what's not to love?! It's not a huge museum so took us about an hour total but they were doing free walking tours and if we had the time we would have definitely checked that out.

Thank Nikki7280
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Reviewed 1 week ago

staff welcoming and the multi level museum explains the timeline with lots of visual and not too wordy, fun programs - need to go back, great location

Thank rose b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this relaxed, informative museum. Very knowledgeable staff curators and it is FREE - unbelievable - you'd be mad not to to leave a nice tip !

Thank ann t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free exhibit was lots of fun, especially if you like history. Was very interesting reading about the gold rush. Young children and teens would probably get board, but we loved it.

Thank Jamie Garey C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great location to learn about Seattle history during the Alaska Klondike Gold Rush the museum is conveniently located downtown near king street Amtrak station the park rangers are very knowledgeable be sure to ask to view one of their short videos on...More

Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. First of all, it’s for free which is always pleasant. The museum gives great info on the history of Seattle, the important part the gold rush played for the city and also on the gold rush itself. You could...More

1  Thank nahojn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time to visit the Pioneer Square area, please don't miss the Klondike Gold Rush museum. It is actually an historic park museum and is free. The movie, the exhibits, the displays, the staff all give a great insight into a very important...More

Thank spchmom53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If history is your thing, this is a gem of a find. It covers a couple of floors with many wall and cabinet exhibits. We cruised through it rather quickly but I can see where some may spend hours here. The price is free so...More

Thank Norma M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well done museum with great interactive displays and passionate park rangers. We also participated in the Trail of Treasure walking tour which was very informative.

Thank D'Annette W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this museum was interesting but a little small. They had some cool interactive options, including passports for kids. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. However, it is really small. It is also free. So if you are in the area, I would...More

1  Thank j0nese19
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Richard B
29 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
31 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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