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“Great Show” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
420 Spruce Mill Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-225-9050
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Ranked #34 of 80 Activities in Ketchikan
Type: Other, Performances
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Northbrook, Illinois
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“Great Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great show. The "competition" is staged but still entertaining. My eleven year old boy especially enjoyed it. The jokes are very clean and appropriate for all ages. Get there early to get good seats.

Visited August 2012
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“Great Entertainment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Performers are very entertaining and skilled at what they do. Lots of interaction with the audience. A fun time for the whole family.

Visited August 2012
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“Unique entertainment the whole family will love!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I went to this show while sailing on Radiance of the Seas with our four year-old son. Everyone had a great time! The show is loud, boisterous and full of one-liners and outstandingly-terrible jokes!

While the atmosphere is fun and silly, don't let that distract you from the incredible skill of the lumberjacks that perform in this show! They form two teams who are "competing" against one another through a few different events. Each side of the bleachers is assigned a team to root for. When your team wins, they hand someone on their side of the crowd a piece of cut log that counts as a "point." One of the guys picked our son out and he got to hold onto one while we watched the rest of the show -- he loved it!!

They have a snack bar outside where you can get popcorn, hot cocoa, soft drinks, candy, etc. They also have a gift shop inside with all kinds of interesting stuff. We got one of our friends a Lumberjack calendar as a gag gift. The bleachers themselves are covered from the drizzle which is quite common in Ketchikan, and they also have heaters built in under the roof! Very comfy.

NOTE: The chainsaws are LOUD. Our four year old loved the show, but we smartly brought his little pair of noise-muffling headphones. He's always been sensitive to loud sounds, so if you've got a kiddo like ours, bring some ear protection for them and they'll have a blast!!

Visited May 2012
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“Fun fun fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

It was a beautiful and warm day in July in Ketchikan so we decided to catch the lumberjack show. These are professional lumberjacks who compete throughout the year and also compete with a US versus Canadian camp type show in the heart of Ketchikan. This show was so much fun...it's definitely a must see. Kids seemed especially to enjoy it and after each competition they gave out a piece of the wood to a child in the audience which seemed to thrill all of the little ones. Make sure you get there a little ahead of your show time as the line to get in forms very quickly. You line up outside the gift shop area and then the doors open to the seating area. Seating is metal bleacher style and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. You exit through the gift shop so watch out parents for the little ones wanting souvenirs. Our souvenir were our photos and memories...oh yeh and I posed with 4 lumberjacks after the show for a quick photo.....nice guys and a lot of fun! Yo ho!!

Visited July 2012
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“A really good time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is a well designed and delivered show. The lumberjacks are excellently skilled and impressive in what they can do in the various types of logging activities. The MC generates great energy and involves the audience in the competition. It is a fun, fun time.

Visited May 2012
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