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Red canoe by lakeshore in Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska, US

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife and unrivaled natural beauty.

Set sail on an Alaska Cruise and take an adventure in Skagway. At every turn, you’ll find yourself immersed in gold rush lore, from the infamous Red Onion Saloon that still keeps a pistol that Wyatt Earp left behind en route to the Klondike, to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Known as the "Garden City of Alaska," Skagway is filled with beauty and nature. Explore the town on a Skagway excursion. Much of the town has been preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where rangers offer free walking tours around the historic district. Take an Alaska Cruise to Skagway and you’ll also find a vibrant local community, home to a rich collection of local galleries, curio shops and restaurants serving seafood plucked fresh from nearby waters.

Top 3: Things To Do In Skagway, Alaska

1 White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Take a train ride and explore waterfalls, glacial rivers, and beautiful terrain on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
2 Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park Explore Klondike Gold National Historic Park mountain peaks, lakes and more on a visit to Skagway. Take a ranger led tour, tour Alaska’s oldest museums, or hike one of the many trails.
3 Chilkoot Trail Hike the historic Chillkoot trail and take an adventure on an inflatable raft for a scenic float ride on the river.

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