After a three-year, $900,000 renovation, you can smell sourdough, experience a rafting trip on the Yukon River, and try to strike it rich at the Visitor Center and Museum at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park joins hundreds of other locales as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As a WRN Ambassador, the park facilitates the exchange of weather and water information with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Juneau.
A brown bear seriously injured during a hazing attempt by a Skagway Police Department officer has been put down by a National Park Service ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
An attempt to teach a brown bear that it should not look to humans for food went awry at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska when a Skagway Police officer mistakenly shot the young adult bruin with a lethal slug instead of a rubber round.
Parks Canada has issued a trail closure for the Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail in response to a bear incident at Lindeman City earlier this week. Response teams from Parks Canada and Yukon Conservation Officers are working to identify the bear and return the trail to open status as soon as possible.
With restoration of the historic Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum nearing completion, officials at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Site in Alaska have scheduled an opening day celebration for May 6.
While horses played a large role in the early days of the Klondike gold rush, these days they can cause more harm than good to the Dyea historic townsite, the National Park Service has decided. As a result, their use at the townsite in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be limited and and restricted to an established route by private, non-commercial parties pursuant to a special use permit issued by the superintendent.
I had completely forgotten that Skagway is home to a unit of Klondike Gold Rush before I got off the Alaska Marine Highway ferry M.V. Columbia at the pier in Skagway, Alaska. But there it was right on Main Street – a big Arrowhead outside a large old building labeled Visitor Center.
The enormous variety of areas in the National Park System means there's also quite a range of experiences when it comes to getting to and from your park destination. Whether you're taking the subway or city bus to an urban park or riding a train, small plane or ferry to reach your destination in Alaska, there are plenty options for a memorable trip...and sometimes they can be memorable indeed.