Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp
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TOUR INCLUDES: All-you-can-eat fire grilled salmon and accompanying menu items, access to Liarsville historic exhibits, live melodrama and entertainment, gold panning and all the gold you discover. Round-trip transfer from cruise ship dock. FULL DESCRIPTION: At the foot of the White Pass, nestled beside a waterfall, discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake, so named for the journalists dispatched to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush who fabricated tall-tales from this very location. Your Liarsville experience begins with an all-you-can-eat alfresco feast in the forest that includes WILD Alaskan-caught salmon freshly grilled over an alder wood fire, Chilkoot Chicken, Panners Pasta, Liarsville Rice Medley, Prospector Pete's Reindeer Beans, Sluice Box Slaw and other fresh salads, cornbread, coffee, lemonade, and blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. After your meal, mosey on over to our gold rush era trail camp. Here, you'll enjoy the waterfall and the authentic exhibits of Liarsville. Browse for souvenirs in the Fancy Goods Gift Shop. In the Hippodrome 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. You'll be taught the art of gold panning, then be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women wild with gold fever! You are guaranteed to find gold in every pan! Once you've made your fortune, take time to wander through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods store, bordello and laundry tents to view the antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and ladies of the evening. Help yourself to complimentary cookies and apple cider and have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's lovable mascot, an Alaskan malamute named Dolly.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • R. Johnson
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ten Star Love Story
    Amazing place in Alaska to connect with the people who live here. The actors stole my heart! Fun show, dancing, music. Great food too, salmon and cornbread (don't forget the glaze :). Tucked away in the woods in a magical spot rich with golden memories. If you explore around camp and you might stumble upon treasures you didn't know you'd ever find. Amazing place to visit. Wish I had more time here in Skagway.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Michelle G
    Georgia24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a lot going on
    We went to Liarsville as a cruise tour. We booked the Klondike breakfast and gold panning. Uncle Merwin was funny and entertaining but that’s about all they have going on. The gift shop is very small, you will find the same merchandise in the many Skagway shops cheaper. The breakfast was good. Gold panning was very comical. You are given a pan with your dirt and gold already in, you wash and dump that’s it. The gold flakes at the bottom are so tiny they are hard to see. It’s something entertaining to do, but don’t expect to find anything if value.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Colleen B
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Same menu as salmon bake in Juneau. Rainy night.
    The menu here is exactly the same as the salmon bake in Juneau. It was raining the night we visited, no cover to speak of. Food was good. Show was in another area. Recreation of a gold miners camp looked authentic but didn’t spend much time there because of the rain. We opted to sit around one of the fire pits instead of attending the show. One of the employees tried very hard to get a fire started with wet wood; finally a couple of the tourists bought some dry wood. I imagine the group behind us had a great fire to sit beside. Good experience, rain interfered, but still had a fun time. Always nice people to meet.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
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Dearin M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The man in the giftshop was very helpful and friendly! He entertained us and very knowledgeable on all the items we asked about.
Written 7 May 2024
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DAVID B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Worst ship excursion I’ve ever done. What a dumb stop, should have just stayed in town. Seriously. Sooooooo disappointed in this one.
Written 14 February 2024
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Colleen B
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The menu here is exactly the same as the salmon bake in Juneau. It was raining the night we visited, no cover to speak of. Food was good. Show was in another area. Recreation of a gold miners camp looked authentic but didn’t spend much time there because of the rain. We opted to sit around one of the fire pits instead of attending the show. One of the employees tried very hard to get a fire started with wet wood; finally a couple of the tourists bought some dry wood. I imagine the group behind us had a great fire to sit beside. Good experience, rain interfered, but still had a fun time. Always nice people to meet.
Written 29 October 2023
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Steve R
Bolton, UK524 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Total waste of money. 15min trip on a battered old school bus on which we were told by the driver to get the salmon bake first. Only then to arrive 5mins before the end of the show, there not being another until after our bus left. Left dockside 12:45 and arrived back at 2:20. The guy cooking salmon didn't ever put enough fillets on the griddle so the queue for food took over 20mins. I complained and was pretty much told 'tough luck'. Save your money and avoid this trip is my best advice.
Written 10 October 2023
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Chris
Cambridge, UK130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Whilst we hadn't planned to visit this whilst we were in Skagway, our other tour was cancelled due to the weather.

However, we were disappointed with the replacement offering which included a stop here - whilst the staff did their best to inject some cheer into a rather bleak afternoon, they weren't able to cover up for a pretty weak offering - a very short "show", some luke warm hot chocolate and the same gold-panning experience you can get at any theme park around the world.

I would pick somewhere else in the area if possible.
Written 22 September 2023
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Michelle G
Georgia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We went to Liarsville as a cruise tour. We booked the Klondike breakfast and gold panning. Uncle Merwin was funny and entertaining but that’s about all they have going on. The gift shop is very small, you will find the same merchandise in the many Skagway shops cheaper. The breakfast was good. Gold panning was very comical. You are given a pan with your dirt and gold already in, you wash and dump that’s it. The gold flakes at the bottom are so tiny they are hard to see. It’s something entertaining to do, but don’t expect to find anything if value.
Written 12 September 2023
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,206 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited Liarsville as part of a packaged shore excursion. It's a tourist trap. There's a small recreation of a gold rush camp and a very corny show. This is followed by "gold panning," where everyone is given a bowl of dirt with some gold flakes to rinse in a trough of water. We skipped it.

The salmon bake was a disappointment. I expected far better salmon in Alaska. It had very little flavor with a mediocre sauce. The rest of the buffet was reminiscent of Golden Coral.

There are far better things to do in Skagway
Written 9 September 2023
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Deborah S
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
For me it was a waste of time. Salmon Bake was nothing spectacular, show was hokey and then the tour bus driver was confused and had to call another bus to take us back to the shop.
My recommendation is choose a different tour.
Written 23 August 2023
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iver0185
Granite Falls, MN623 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This place needs to be visited by the health department. Storing cold food that gets warm and serving undercooked chicken that made me sick!
Flies EVERYWHERE!
This place should be shut down or have new management!
Written 16 July 2023
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R. Johnson
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Amazing place in Alaska to connect with the people who live here.
The actors stole my heart! Fun show, dancing, music. Great food too, salmon and cornbread (don't forget the glaze :). Tucked away in the woods in a magical spot rich with golden memories. If you explore around camp and you might stumble upon treasures you didn't know you'd ever find.

Amazing place to visit. Wish I had more time here in Skagway.
Written 29 June 2023
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