Julie Gerstner, Rosie Moments Travel, enjoys her trip on the historic White Pass and Yukon Scenic Railroad in Skagway, Alaska

At the northernmost point of Alaska's Inside Passage, Skagway was the gateway for the gold rush of the 1890's. You can relive the boomtown's colorful past at the 'Days of '98' dance-hall revue, shop for handcrefted gold-nugget jewelry, sample snow-crab omelets in a local restaurant, and hop aboard the historic White Pass and Yukon Railroad.

Here are some of our favorite activities in Skagway:

+ The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad "Scenic Railway of the World" on the Trail of '98. Passengers travel across the White Pass on a narrow-gauge railway that parallels the trail followed by the frantic gold seekers in 1898. An onboard narrator gives a commentary about the history and scenery.

+ Stroll the restored Historic Boardwalk of Broadway in the Skagway Historic District.

+ Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake - A cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem by the "Bard of the North," Robert Service. After teaching you the art of gold panning you will be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women wild with gold fever!

Head for the barbeque for a freshly grilled filet of wild Alaskan salmon along with baked chicken, rice pilaf, a variety of salads, baked beans, cornbread, coffee, lemonade, and dessert. (Beer and wine are available for purchase.) After lunch, wander over to camp and enjoy the waterfall and authentic exhibits of Liarsville as well as have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's lovable mascot, an Alaskan husky.

+ Walk out to the Gold Rush Cemetery (home of scoundrel Soapy Smith and Frank Reid, who each died after a shootout between them) and Reid Falls.

+ A visit to Skagway would not be complete without a visit to the Historic Red Onion Saloon. Located on the corner of 2nd & Broadway, the Red Onion is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. The Red Onion Saloon was built in 1897 and operated as one of the finest bordellos in Skagway. Now the times have changed, but the fun never ends at the Red Onion Saloon.

You can stop by daily to hear the lively piano player as he "tickles the ivories" with some great old ragtime music. Kick back with a cold beverage or try one of the many featured beers on tap brewed by the Alaskan Brewing Company. And the food's pretty good too!!!

+ Stroll the restored Historic Boardwalk of Broadway in the Skagway Historic District.

At the northernmost point of Alaska's Inside Passage, Skagway was the gateway for the gold rush of the 1890's. You can relive the boomtown's colorful past at the 'Days of '98' dance-hall revue, shop for handcrefted gold-nugget jewelry, sample snow-crab omelets in a local restaurant, and hop aboard the historic White Pass and Yukon Railroad.

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