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Klondike Family Experience
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Immerse yourself in Alaskan history and adventure in an experience that your entire family will enjoy. This exclusive tour gives you full access to all of the venues at the Klondike Gold Fields and includes a family challenge at each of the stops. A specially trained, dedicated guide will accompany you throughout the tour. You’ll meet an Iditarod musher who presents the history of Alaska's state sport and the role of sled dogs in the Gold Rush. Meet the dog team and watch them exhibit discipline and enthusiasm in a demonstration sled run. Here you can interact with the dogs and even hold the puppies.
Feel the cold of the north with the 40-Below Experience. Layer up and enter a cold chamber with your guide to get a feel for what it’s like at these ultra-low temperatures. Visit the brewery for a tour and see the brewing process. Choose to sample three homemade micro-brews or homemade root beer. At the Klondike Grill buffet you’ll get a smoked barbecue lunch including wild Alaskan salmon, various meats, and side dishes. Get an inside look at the inner workings of the dredge. Learn the art of gold panning from a prospector in an entertaining and informative demonstration. Test your luck and practice your technique in heated water troughs. After you’ve hit pay dirt, weigh your fortune in the Gold Shack.
At each point in the tour, your family will be given an opportunity to find something, do something, and learn something. Your completed Family Prospector booklet, with stamps from each stop, provides you with a souvenir of your experience here. Winners of each challenge will receive a special prize. At the end of the tour, your family can “stake your claim” by tacking a wooden medallion with your name it, on a panning shed. In addition, you can purchase t-shirts and pins to show that you now own a piece of gold history in Alaska.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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