Skagway Shore Excursion: Liarsville Gold Rush Camp, Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Liarsville Gold Rush Camp, Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Liarsville Gold Rush Camp, Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo

2 h
About this activity
At the foot of Alaska’s majestic White Pass, nestled next to a waterfall, you’ll discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, so named for the journalists who wrote tall tales from this location when they were sent to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. On this Skagway shore excursion, find out what the Gold Rush was like as you explore Liarsville.

Your Gold Rush adventure starts with an all-you-can-eat alfresco feast in the forest, including wild, Alaskan-caught salmon grilled over an alder-wood fire. After you eat, walk on over to the Gold Rush-era trail camp. Here, admire the pretty waterfall and the authentic exhibits of Liarsville's past. Then head to the Hippodrome, where a cast of 'sourdoughs' and 'dance hall girls' will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem by the “Bard of the North,” Robert Service.

Next, learn the art of gold panning before you are set free in the Liarsville gold fields to pan on your own. You are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women crazy with gold fever!

When you've made your fortune, enjoy some free time to stroll through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods souvenir store, the historic bordello and the laundry tents to view the antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and the ladies of the night. This is the perfect time to have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's popular mascot, an Alaskan malamute (a type of dog) named Denali. Complimentary cookies and apple cider are available.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Skagway port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 2-hour shore excursion to Liarsville Camp
  • Full buffet-style meal
  • Gold panning lessons and time to pan for gold on your own
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Layered clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
3 | 2017-08-27

The Salmon Bake was very good, but the show was very short. It was a few songs, and then panning for gold. I think it is over priced in my opinion.

David M
2 | 2017-08-11

Wish we had used the extra time for doing the 6 hour Yukon tour with the lakes and dogs and scenery. Show was informative but kind of corny. You have to listen very carefully to get the history revealed but it is somewhat interesting. Salmon and food was very good however. The gold panning is only instructional practice in troughs using pans with gold flakes embedded in the dirt. Good learning experience but you will never strike it rich. Only did this tour because some wanted the experience. Could be fun for some but I needed something more of natural beauty and awe.

2 | 2017-08-03

It was cold and raining but yet they had no heat lamps like the other bake we did at a different port. Food was not good, over cooked and extremely salty. everyone who I sat with agreed. The show was silly and I enjoyed that. gold panning was short lived and not super exciting. not worth the money or time.

Regina P
1 | 2017-06-04

This was a terrible excursion!!! If I could give them no stars I would!!! Don't waste your time or money!! If we weren't bused in we would have left!! The bus picked us up at the cruise terminal and drove us to the location which was supposed to be a brothel. We were greeted by a woman pretending to be a prostitute at least I think she was pretending. She directed us to the picnic area for the salmon bake. The food was terrible and the salmon was DRY! After lunch they took us to this outdoor stage where the other actors all dressed as prostitutes performed a short musical. Every visitor was clearly uncomfortable. After the show they led us to the area to pan for gold Each of us were given a pan of sand and shown how to find the gold. Needless to say, noone left with more than a fleck of gold. Don't waste your money!!!!

Robert K
4 | 2016-09-16

Great staff, enjoyed the performance. Salmon was awesome

Roberta H
5 | 2016-09-14

The grandchildren all loved this tour, especially panning for gold. They thought they were all going to get rich, and then quickly realized how hard it was to search for the little flakes of gold in the water. The staff was very patient and nice, especially since one grand child is very ADD and asks a million questions. Every question was answered with good humor and the staff never acted annoyed at the rambunctious antics of the children. The food was so so, but we weren't really there for the food, just the experience.

mary L
5 | 2016-09-06

Food was excellent! They used a saloon style show to tell you about the history and gave her a lesson on how to pan for gold before trying your own luck. There was time to look around at the tents and equipment used as well as shop in the Goods store.



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