The park service operates a number of other notable Washington destinations.
Seattle played a major role in the Alaskan Gold Rush, serving as a jump-off point for hungry prospectors. This free Pioneer Square museum’s exhibits reveal the peril of the 1890s rush to the Klondike. *319 Second Ave S; nps.gov/klse
This park-affiliated museum explores the history of Asian Pacific American life in Seattle and also offers tours of the Chinatown-International District. *719 S King St; wingluke.org; nps.gov/wing
Along with sites in New Mexico and Tennessee, Washington’s Hanford Site reactor is a relic of World War II’s atomic bomb program. nps.gov/mapr