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319 2nd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104, United States | (206) 220-4240

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Great value, Free, Family-friendly

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Pioneer Square
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The Klondike Gold Rush may have taken place in Alaska, but it started here in Seattle—and the rush to dig up the last frontier did as much for the Seattle economy as it did for the short-lived boom towns up north. This small museum, free to the public and operated by the National Park Service, recounts how the flood of people through the Seattle ports brought big business to the city, and how the merchants here were ultimately the real winners of the rush. Exhibits are hands-on and family friendly, and the two-story galleries are a great stop between downtown attractions, especially on a rainy day.

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

The Klondike Gold Rush may have taken place in Alaska, but it started here in Seattle—and the rush to dig up the last frontier did as much for the Seattle economy as it did for the short-lived boom towns up north. This small museum, free to the public and operated by the National Park Service, recounts how the flood of people through the Seattle ports brought big business to the city, and how the merchants here were ultimately the real winners of the rush. Exhibits are hands-on and family friendly, and the two-story galleries are a great stop between downtown attractions, especially on a rainy day.