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    Skagway is one of the cruise ship stops on the Inside Passage. It's an old mining town. The scenery is great.

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    There are two main attractions in Skagway, the suspension bridge and a lovely train to see Alaska's natural forest.

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    Skagway is a stop on Alaska Inside Passage cruises. It is fun to walk around the town to take a step back in time. There are at least 100 buildings remaining from the Gold Rush era.

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    Quaint little town. Sort of commercialized but it caters to the cruise crowd. Nice to walk around and see the re-creations! The Red Onion Saloon is a definite must see. Eat locally. The food is delicious!

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    Maybe it was the beautiful weather on the day we spent here or the fantastic trip up the Chilcoot pass. Just loved the place and it was full of character. Wihed I could have spent more time there.

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    Skagway was one of my favorites spots on the Inside Passage. I especially like walking around the little village which has an authentic Yukon frontier feel to it. I also took the train ride up to the Yukon Territory from there. I would highly recommend going there.

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    A visit to the brothel is to much fun!

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At the very end of the Alaska Marine Highway lies the tiny village of Skagway. With a population barely trumping one-thousand residents, life here is very much dominated by the outdoors. Most visitors find themselves here after heading up the scenic Chilkoot Inlet on their cruise ship, and if you end up in the area with enough time to explore the surrounding region, there are a number of beautiful sites worth looking into. Like many of the cities in Alaska, Skagway was originally founded in the late nineteenth century when gold was discovered in the area. Remnants of the gold-trade are among the most popular tourist attractions, with places like White Pass and the Yukon Route lending visitors a look back at some of the historic remnants of this once booming business. This town has come a long way from it's roots, which, being almost totally made up of hardened miners, was home to mostly bars, prostitutes, and violence. Today it is a truly scenic and charming location that outdoor enthusiasts will have a hard time leaving during the beautiful summer months.

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