• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

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  • Closed May 1

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.

Wildlife of Puget Sound

Puget Sound is the second largest estuary in the lower 48 states. Thousands of freshwater waterways flow into the sound from the surrounding mountains. The nutrient-rich waters and variety of habitats over 200 species of marine fish, 26 species of marine mammals, 170 types of birds, and approximately nearly 3,200 species of invertebrates.

Recently, Puget Sound has been in the news for the number of unusual animal sightings. Whether these are the results of climate change or just the normal wanderings of species caused by storms and ocean currents remains to be seen.


Did You Know?

Fire destroyed buildings during the 1889 Seattle fire

Within 6 months of the The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 over 100 fireproof brick buildings had been built or were started in the downtown area.