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  • 2012

Go for the gold when you visit Skagway, Alaska

Go for the gold when you visit Skagway, Alaska

Located on the Alaskan Panhandle is the borough of Skagway. This picturesque vacation hotspot is home to approximately 920 residents, but because of all the wonderful things to do and see there, that number soars to almost 900,000 visitors during the peak of the summer season.

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If you’re tempted to spend some time in Skagway, then consider doing so by booking a vacation with CruiseExperts.com. When you hop aboard luxurious ships like Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas, you’ll have the opportunity to spend around 12 hours in beautiful Skagway, which means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the following activities:

1) White Pass Summit Excursion
This mountain pass, which was once controlled by Chilkoot Indians, starts in Skagway and runs through the Yukon River, Crater Lake, Lake Lindeman and Bennett Lake. When you book this three-hour train excursion through White Pass, you’ll pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch and have the chance to spot some of Alaska’s signature wildlife.

2) Skagway Museum and Archives
Skagway’s most prized artifacts, photos and mementos are housed here. However, perhaps what the museum is most known for is the incredible Native American memorabilia like the baskets and beadwork. There’s also a section where visitors can get an up-close-and-personal look at tools used by foragers during the Gold Rush.

3) Klondike Gold Rush National Park
Gold was first discovered in Skagway just before 1900 and this park is divided into four units, three of which are in Skagway. It is the perfect place to pay homage to the brave stampeders who helped make the borough one of the most bustling cities in all of Alaska. Take a one-hour walking tour in historic downtown Skagway with a certified park ranger and you’ll have a much better understanding of Skagway’s history than anything you’d learn in a classroom!

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