"SKAGWAY, GOLD RUSH COUNTRY" Skagway by travelgourmet

Skagway Travel Guide: 172 reviews and 503 photos


Skagway, was the port of entry for the Gold Rush of 1897. Many a soul, greedy for gold in the Canadian Yukon area of Dawson, came through Skagway, on the way to the Chilkoot or White Pass Trail. Today, Skagway is a reminder of the way it way, with many tourist attractions to fill your stay.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lot's of tourist attractions to fill a day or two
  • Cons:Not enough time to see all that there is.
  • In a nutshell:Skagway is still a golden city, with tourists
  • Intro Updated Feb 4, 2011
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  • vabchtraveler's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks for good info. My sister is headed to Skagway and your nice write up with super pix confirmed her decision to 'take the train.'

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    I absolutely love the caboose cabin and the hotel looks charming. I would love to stay there. Excellent page!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Great page, the train ride sounds fantastic, but I loved the hotel room story of room 23 ;-)

  • zanzooni's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 1:22 AM

    I could do the caboose cabin in a heart beat. The train is coming, and I'd be out there with my thumb out, hitching a ride into town. ~

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Interesting caboose cabin! I didn't know what caboose meant....nice tip, Norman :)

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Nice page.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2005 at 4:10 PM

    Nice touch. I agree that the rail trip is a must!

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2005 at 6:03 PM

    My life long dream is to travel to Alaska! You have made me more jealous and I think I will have make this trip next year!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 9:22 PM

    Alaska is on my wish list but not scheduled yet ! Thanks for your pictures !

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2004 at 5:04 AM

    lovely pics, never heard of this place before!


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