A brilliant trip and would definitely recommend it - a light hearted view of days gone by and just the right sort of tour amidst a heavy touring holiday schedule.
We were picked up near where our ship docked promptly and driven out to Liarsville - we were the only passengers. There we were met by Miss Molly - a 'lady of the night'. She gave us a personal tour of the camp as other guests had not arrived yet.
We saw the tents laid out as they would have been during the mining days, saw the different types of activities the miners experienced, together with tools of the trade. We visited the gift shop which was well stocked, When the other gursts arrived by bus we went straight over to the BBQ meal. This was amazing - so much food - chicken, salmon, salads and veg. blueberry cake for dessert to follow. During the meal a man played the guitar and sang folk songs. Soft drinks were available but alcoholic ones could be purchased from the saloon at a reasonable price.
Following this we were entertained by the 3 'ladies of the night' together with a man on a guitar - this was quaint and funny. We were also showed how to pan for gold.
Then it was our turn - it was more difficult than I thought but did eventually find a very small amount planted prior to our visit!! which we were allowed to keep. We were told it had the value of a Mars Bar.!!!
The rest of our time was spent looking around further and chatting to Miss Molly, who told us that a grizzly bear had walked into their camp 2 weeks prior. It was eating the dandelions there and then wandered around drunk!!
All in all a very enjoyable experience - definitely recommend it for all ages if you want to have some fun. Good value for money.
The food was delicious. The town was cute and the little play giving the history of Liarsville was fun and well done.u
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.
Excellent experience. My teenagers finally admitted they enjoyed it.
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.
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
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~
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.
This was a fun excursion, moderately priced and worth every cent. The host, players lunch and all around surroundings were delightful. Highly recommend it.
It was a great experience overall. The food was delicious. The performance was entertaining. Panning for gold was a little difficult at first but the employees were eager to lend a hand. The camp setting was picturesque. The only disappointment was that there was no malamute. I know the description says women OR the dog...so it wasn't a guarantee. The driver was kind, funny, and helpful with my mom's power scooter.
The bus picked us up at the pier and tooks us to Liarsville....bus driver was telling us about skagway on the way there...had all the salmon we wanted and they had other side dishes...saw a show and then went panning for gold...nice trip
The tour was very good. There was some confusion abour the pick-up point as two locations were specified. We had tried to confirm the booking on the phone number given but each time (at least 3 times) were put through to what sounded like a recorded message of a child talking non-stop. We were eventually picked up and taken to join the group.
The food at the salmon bake was very good; the gold rush camp was really interesting and good fun; the gold panning was also good fun. Would recommend this tour
Food was good. Show was fun. Cute area. Panning for gold was a good experience for the kids. Bus driver was knowledgable about Skagway. If you have kids, a definite must do.
We were travelling as a family. Myself, my husband, young daughter, and both my parents. We all went on this excursion and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our favourite parts were, in no order: Panning for gold and getting little "bits" to take home, the salmon bake was phemonenal. The ?Huskies or ?Malmuts wandering around the camp really thrilled our 5 yr old, who absolutely adores animals! The "ladies of the camp" were extremely funny and a funny part of the tour. Our favourite person for all 5 of us was "Buttermilk". He was our bus driver, but he was incredibly funny, personable and kept everyone aboard his bus really enthralled in his history and stories. He's a true asset to this excursion. We all said after leaving his bus upon return that we could have driven around all day with him just listening to his stories about Skagway. Thank you again and definitely, THANKS BUTTERMILK!!!!!!
Skagway was our favorite town. Salmon was great! Real frontier people to see and talk to. Loads of history to absorb.
The Gold Rush Camp itself was excellent - great food (great sauce on the salmon!), great atmosphere (despite it being a rainy day), great cast of actor/interacters. My regret for the day was that we were the first group to arrive, so we spent a lot of extra time waiting for later bus arrivals to finish eating before moving on to the show and gold panning. Thus, our time to try gold panning was greatly abbreviated as our bus had to head back to town first. So, more of a scheduling issue than anything.
Everything was wonderful - good transportation and commentary, good food, fun show and plan to retire on all the gold we panned!!
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.
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