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  • Location:Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

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

While in port in Skagway, discover what Alaska’s exciting Gold Rush era was all about on this unique two-hour tour. In the historic village of Liarsville, you will dine on authentic Alaskan fare (including wild Alaskan salmon), visit authentic gold-mining exhibits and learn how to pan for gold – keep everything you find! Full of charm, Liarsville Camp gives you the chance to go back in time to an interesting period of Alaskan history.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

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

Salmon Bake at Liarsville Gold Rush Camp

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.


Salmon Bake Menu Includes:
Wild Alaskan salmon
Chilkoot chicken
Rice Medley
Prospector Pete’s reindeer beans
Cole slaw and other fresh salads
Blueberry cake
Coffee and lemonade (beer and wine are available for purchase)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the tour very much, would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The food was delicious. The town was cute and the little play giving the history of Liarsville was fun and well done.u

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Our bus driver added to the trip with lots of local color. The entertainment was very nice. Great group of people that made our gold panning experience very special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent experience. My teenagers finally admitted they enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Good food and entertainment. Everyone worked very hard to make this tour a good experience. Same tour that the ships use just a better rate with viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

this was such a fun time....the characters made us feel like we were back in time....the salmon bake was delicious...and panning for gold was so much fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was Adorable! The food was delicious, the entertainment was funny and the whole experience was very authentic. Made us feel like we were really at a camp back in time!
We'll definitely recommend to our friends~

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Love this tour would of liked more time to paned for gold!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was a lot of fun and the food was delicious!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

We enjoyed the trip and narration of points of interest by the driver. We were fed a delicious meal soon after arrival. We then toured the grounds at our leisure and were informed of different things in life of those old time gold miners. We enjoyed a short performance and then made our fortune gold panning by finding about 3 thin flecks. The history of Liarsville was explained along the way. Great scenery.

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