Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Facility:Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Description:After years of struggling through a depression, the people of the nation were intrigued by the possibility of riches. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the 1897-98 stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's role in this event. The park offers a glimpse at the stories of adventure and hardship of the gold rush. Gold panning demonstrations and a ranger-led walking tour of Pioneer Square Historic District offered.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:319 Second Avenue South
Address 2:
City:Seattle
State/Province:WA
Zip Code:98104
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (check website, as hours change seasonally)
Admission:FREE!!!
Telephone:(206) 220-4240
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
A. O'Connell, Co-op Member
We visited the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in June 2010. This interesting free museum is part of the National Parks system. The displays take the visitor through the process of going to the Alaska gold fields. A junior ranger scavenger hunt is provided at the front desk or you can go online before your trip and print out worksheets to fill in at the museum. Films run throughout the day presenting the gold rush experience. My kids especially liked weighing themselves to see how much they were worth according to that day's price of gold.
As an added bonus, the museum is within walking distance to Pioneer Square, the Seattle Last Resort Fire Department Museum and the Seattle Police Museum, so you get more for your parking dollars. The nearby Waterfall Park is a nice spot to eat your picnic lunch.
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