Skagway, Alaska

Skagway was founded in 1897, during the Klondike Goldrush. It’s knows as the place where the gold diggers went on land, for its criminals and as the start of the White Pass & Yukon Route. Now it’s mostly visited by tourists coming by cruise ship.  Skagway also focusses completely on that.  It’s the third cruise ship port in Alaska having only about 800 people living there, but with 900 000 tourists visiting per season.

Things to do

  • Adventure park
  • Bicycle tours
  • Flightseeing (helicopter flight over Skagway and/or glaciers)
  • Horseback adventures
  • Sled dog experience
  • Taiya river rafting
  • Yukon by jeep
  • Ziplining

Things to see

  • Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Carcross (historical village + Carcross desert, the smallest in the world)
  • Dead Horse Gulch
  • Dog Musher’s Village
  • Glassworks Theater
  • Jewell Gardens
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp
  • Mammoty waterfalls
  • Pitchfork Falls
  • Red Onion Saloon & Red Onion Brothel Museum
  • Salmon Bake
  • Tormented Valley
  • White Pass & Yukon Route (train)
  • Yukon Suspension Bridge

Shopping

  • Diamonds International
  • Diamonds International Watch & Design
  • Tanzanite International
  • Effy Jewelers
  • Milano Diamond Gallery
  • Alexandrite Boutique by Milano Diamond Gallery
  • Royal Jewelers
  • Del Sol
  • Alaska Christmas Store
  • Qiviut Boutique

You can find more pictures here.

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