Located on the Alaskan Panhandle, the small city of Skagway is best known for being the gateway to the Yukon Territory during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890’s. With only one day to visit, you’ll have time to see historic downtown Skagway and enjoy an outdoor adventure. Here's how.
Discover the sights, sounds, and excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush by visiting Alaska 360 Dredge Town. The historic site—home to an authentic gold dredge—invites visitors to experience a day in the 1890s. Period-clad staff educate and entertain while you try out gold panning, meet sled dogs, and enter a chamber where you can experience the chill of Alaskan winters.
Mile 1.7 Klondike Hwy, Skagway, Alaska
Visitors can stroll through the replica gold-rush era village and engage in interactive exhibits and activities ranging from watching shows to indulging in Alaskan barbeque. You can dive deeper into the experience by taking a self-guided tour of the historic gold dredge. Get your hands wet panning for gold. Watch a demonstration from a sled dog musher and cuddle with sled-dog puppies. Plus, take a tour of a historic-style soda factory where you can fill up your own growler with root beer to take home.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Alaska 360 is a must-visit for those who want to experience Alaskan gold rush days.
- From shops to restaurants, the site has everything you need for the day’s outing.
- Reservations are required for some of the experiences at Alaska 360—call ahead or check the website for details.
- Alaska 360 is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
Located along the Klondike Highway just outside of Skagway, Alaska 360 is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Skagway’s bus system (SMART) runs a loop every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm and stops at Alaska 360. You can also book a tour that includes transportation from the cruise port.
When to Get There
Alaska 360 is open to visitors throughout the summer months (May through September). You can visit the village rain or shine, as indoor and outdoor exhibits make it enjoyable in any weather.
Top Attractions in Skagway
A popular stop for cruise ship passengers, Skagway is a jumping-off point for sightseeing flights, railroad excursions into the Yukon, sea kayaking, and hiking adventures. Within the town of Skagway, you can visit the Jewell Gardens (Skagway is known as the Garden City of Alaska), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center, and downtown’s quaint shops and eateries.
Frequently Asked Questions
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