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Find fortune and adventure on this 2-hour gold-panning tour from Skagway. Get to know the historical town of Liarsville, named after the tall tales that originated during the Klondike Gold Rush, and learn how to pan for treasure on your own in the town’s gold fields. See relics from the gold-mining era, and dig into a hearty, all-you-can-eat feast of Alaskan fare featuring wild salmon. Round-trip hotel transport included. And yes, you keep all the gold you find!


  • 2-hour tour in Skagway's historic Liarsville Camp
  • Feast on authentic Alaskan foods at the included salmon bake buffet
  • Learn how to pan for gold and keep your findings!
  • See Gold Rush–era exhibits, buildings and performances
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Skagway Super Saver: Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, Gold Mining and Salmon Bake

Salmon Bake at Liarsville Gold Rush Camp

Discover what the Gold Rush was like on this 2-hour gold-panning tour from Skagway. After hotel pickup, head to Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, located at the base of Alaska’s White Pass, beside a waterfall.

Upon arrival, fuel up with an alfresco buffet feast in the forest, fare that includes wild, Alaskan-caught salmon grilled over an alder-wood fire. Then, browse through authentic exhibits of Liarsville’s history in the Gold Rush–era trail camp.

Learn about the origin of Liarsville’s name, and hear some of the tall tales written by journalists who ventured to Alaska during the Gold Rush. Check out the historic bordello and the laundry tents for glimpses of antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and the ladies of the night.

Inside the Hippodrome, a cast of 'sourdoughs' and 'dance hall girls' enacts hilarious melodrama and a poem reading for your entertainment. Later on, snap a photo with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's beloved dog mascot, an Alaskan malamute.

Time to pan for gold! Learn the art of finding this precious metal before you’re let loose in the Liarsville gold fields on your own. After you've made your fortune, make a stop at the Fancy Goods store to pick up souvenirs. Enjoy complimentary cookies and apple cider before you’re driven back to your Skagway hotel.


Customer Reviews

Linda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was really fun, and the entertainers wre awesome. Great Salmon bake and they were at the pier to meet us and put us on a bus to Liarsville I would recommend this tour for all ages

Carolyn S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

It was a lot of fun. The bus driver was very informative on the drive up and back. The camp was where it actually was during the gold rush. We have a very good buffet lunch with grilled salmon. There was entertainment fitting the time period and then we got to learn how to pan for gold.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

This excursion was pretty good it would likely have been better minus the rain and just my husband and myself in attendance, Food awesome, people friendly.

Beverly G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Even though it was cold and rainy, we still enjoyed everything. The food was very good and the people were great!

Jan B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Nice location, fun entertainment, lunch so-so

Bernard B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to share out experiences in Skagway. We had our 2 great-granddaughters with us. And the tour to Liarsville was the high light. We enjoyed every minute of it. The Alaska Salmon bake was so awesome and the girls and us enjoyed the gold panning so much. We will not quickly forget such a wonderful time. Thank you and keep it going.

Robert S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

We really enjoyed this activity after we found our bus. We forgot to ask what bus to watch for at the get on area so we were a little nervous that we might miss our connection. Our bus driver gave us a lot of local information on the way to the site. The meal was well organized. The cast of the show had a lot of energy and was entertaining.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Food was really good and the little show was quite funny.

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