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Description - News of the gold strike in Canada's Yukon Territory spread from Seattle across the country, and from here most prospectors left for the gold fields. Today the park has a visitor center in the Pioneer Square Historic District, the center of Gold Rush activity. All of the park but this small visitor center is located in southeastern Alaska.

Attractions - News of the gold strike in Canada's Yukon Territory spread from Seattle across the country, and from here most prospectors left for the gold fields. The National Park Service commemorates the role that Seattle played as the staging area for the Klondike Gold Rush. Today the park has a visitor center in the Pioneer Square Historic District of Seattle, the center of Gold Rush activity. All of the park but this small visitor center is located in southeastern Alaska.

Recreation - Exhibits about the Gold Rush and its impact upon Seattle are located within the Seattle site of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, a 7,100 square foot indoor facility. Movies and slide programs are shown upon request, unless otherwise being viewed by scheduled education groups, from September through May.

Climate - Seattle has a marine-type climate. Winters are cool and summers mild and pleasant. The average annual temperature is 53 degrees F, with an average low of 36 degrees F in the winter and an average high of 69 degrees in the summer. The average annual rain fall is 39 inches, with 100 rain free days per year, and an average of 49 percent sunshine during the daylight hours. A rain coat, umbrella and sweater can come in handy at any time of the year.

Location - The Seattle unit of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is located in the Union Trust Annex at 117 South Main Street, about two blocks north of the Kingdome and one-and-a-half blocks east of the waterfront.


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Contact Information:
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Washington), 117 South Main Street , Seattle, WA, 98104, Phone: 206-553-7220

Additional Information:
Seattle Area/Volcano Country - This is Volcano Country, home of three volcanoes and a gorge, all in remarkably close proximity to urban centers, from Portland to Puget Sound. This region includes the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas as well as Vancouver, Washington.
Washington National Forests and Parks - Washington has an abundance of National Forests. There are six national forests within the state.
Washington's Historic Sites -

Links:
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Washington) - Official agency website

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