Friday, June 20, 2014

Skagway, Alaska: Red Onion Saloon

You can tell a lot about a society by what it preserves for future generations to examine. (Pretty profound for a travel blog, I'd say.) Therefore, it's interesting that a lot of old brothels in Alaska are museums.

Take the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway. The business is on the corner of Broadway and Second St. The lower level is a working bar and restaurant, while upstairs is the museum. Be prepared to pay for the chance to head upstairs, just like in the old days.

We were a little too cheap to take the tour, but stuck our heads in the front door to look around. The place still draws a crowd, at least.

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