- 2-hour shore excursion from Skagway
- Visit the historic Gold Rush-era camp of Liarsville
- Feast on authentic Alaskan food at the included salmon bake and buffet
- Learn how to pan for gold and keep all you find!
- Explore the Gold Rush-era exhibits and historical buildings, and watch exciting performances
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Covered by Viator's Worry-Free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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.
Wild Alaskan salmon
Prospector Pete’s reindeer beans
Cole slaw and other fresh salads
Coffee and lemonade (beer and wine are available for purchase)
Reviewed by Linda B, September 2012
Everything was wonderful - good transportation and commentary, good food, fun show and plan to retire on all the gold we panned!!
Reviewed by Tara C, September 2012
As a whole, the excursion was good. We were picked up on time and the driver was funny, informative, and friendly. The best part was the play; it was very entertaining and the actors were fantastic! The cons were the food and gold panning. The food was only average and the gold panning was a bit of a disappointment. We thought we would really pan for gold, instead it was a makeshift area that was planted with gold flakes. If we had known that gold was never mined in Skagway, we may have chosen a different excursion. Overall, it was good value for the money.