Tourist Attractions of Alaska

valli By valli, 28th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Skagway is the historical town in Alaska created by the gold rush to the Klondike. It has many tourist attractions and walking tours. This town is small and ideal for walking. Here are some sightseeing highlights.

Sightseeing Highlights in Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold National Park offers free walking tours and films. Here many service rangers are ready to answer your questions and accompany you for a guided tour. The Trail of '98 Museum that is located in the City Hall is renowned for its enthralling gold rush memorabilia with a nominal entrance fee. Plenty of Indian and Eskimo artifacts are exhibited here. Days of '98 offers gold rush shows that are professionally done. These shows run at 8pm and matinees as well for entertaining the audience.

If you decide to spend more time in Skagway then hike the Chilkoot trail for a factual experience of gold rush. It is in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. There is a 3-day trip and a 6-day trip for hiking, which is 33 miles long. You can find the ruins of many people who used that trail to hunt the treasure of gold. Though it is a sturdy hike it gives tremendous enjoyment. You can return to Skagway by boats or trains.

Klondike Gold Dredge Tour is another tourist attraction. Here videos are displayed about the history and adventures of dredge. This tour gives you chances to pan for gold. If you want to get the thrill of narrow gauge train trips then go for the White Pass or the Yukon Route. They offer tips in the summer, each day. This traditional railroad offers fabulous experience. At Glacier Bay you can take flight-seeing tour that takes about one and half an hour. These tours are listed throughout the day so you can choose the fittest according to your convenience. If you have kids then Molly Walsh Park which is located on 7th Avenue is ideal for your kids to play. There are several other tourist attractions too in Skagway which made this place a hot favorite for many.

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Alaska, Highlights, Parks, Sightseeing, Skagway

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