Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp
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TOUR INCLUDES: All-you-can-eat fire grilled salmon and accompanying menu items, access to Liarsville historic exhibits, live melodrama and entertainment, gold panning and all the gold you discover. Round-trip transfer from cruise ship dock. FULL DESCRIPTION: At the foot of the White Pass, nestled beside a waterfall, discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake, so named for the journalists dispatched to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush who fabricated tall-tales from this very location. Your Liarsville experience begins with an all-you-can-eat alfresco feast in the forest that includes WILD Alaskan-caught salmon freshly grilled over an alder wood fire, Chilkoot Chicken, Panners Pasta, Liarsville Rice Medley, Prospector Pete's Reindeer Beans, Sluice Box Slaw and other fresh salads, cornbread, coffee, lemonade, and blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. After your meal, mosey on over to our gold rush era trail camp. Here, you'll enjoy the waterfall and the authentic exhibits of Liarsville. Browse for souvenirs in the Fancy Goods Gift Shop. In the Hippodrome 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. You'll be taught the art of gold panning, then be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women wild with gold fever! You are guaranteed to find gold in every pan! Once you've made your fortune, take time to wander through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods store, bordello and laundry tents to view the antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and ladies of the evening. Help yourself to complimentary cookies and apple cider and have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's lovable mascot, an Alaskan malamute named Dolly.
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Chadventure
New York City, NY56 contributions
Aug 2022
Disney Cruise Lines offered this location / activity as one of their Port Adventures Signature Events, the reason being you can interact with Donald Duck and Pluto in a mining camp setting and pose for photos with them.

That's not the only highlight of this adventure, however. Once you walk into camp, you are transported back the town of Liarsville (a camp that played host to journalists offering their own tall tales of mining news in Alaska). The campground has a general store (gift shop, a "brothel" tent, some outhouses, and a cast of characters who help provide context AND entertainment.

You are greeted with S'Mores and hot chocolate as they sing and interact with the crowd. After refreshments, you are invited to participate in a puppet show (my favorite part) that details the adventures of an unlucky minor and his furry friends. After the show, you are invited to "pan for gold," where there is gold for every participant which you can even take home in a bag they provide. Once everyone is finished panning, you are escorted to a salmon bake picnic (salads, scalloped potatoes, cornbread, fire-cooked salmon, chicken, and desserts).

It truly is a miner's Renaissance Faire. The actors and staff clearly enjoy what they're doing and are committed to you having your best time there. There are even alcohol options for those so inclined.

If you're a fan of live entertainment and multiple activities in one venue, this is for you.
Written August 18, 2022
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CornDogQueen
6 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The actors were AMAZING. The show was fun. The whole thing is a little cheesy/touristy, but fun. This would be GREAT for families with young kids. They can learn a little bit of gold mining history, learn gold mining techniques, watch a fun musical show. The salmon bake was pretty much the same to salmon bakes on other shore excursions if you're here on a cruise shore excursion. Food was okay. We came as part of a larger tour (Best of Skagway on Celebrity cruise) and there was way too much time allotted to this stop. We waited for quite a while for the bus pick up, which put a damper on the experience.
I wouldnt call this a must do but it's definitely a good option for families.
Written June 19, 2022
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Barb A
Hamilton, Canada46 contributions
Aug 2022
This was one of our shore excursions from a Royal Caribbean Alaskan Cruise. I can tell you it was worth every penny. I just wish we had more time there. The meal was delicious from the scalloped potatoes to the salmon and smothered cornbread, every bite was delicious. The host is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. His sole and heart is Liarsville. The show is hilarious, the cast/crew whatever you want to call them are so talented and funny. The panning for gold is secondary, the people is what makes this place amazing. Totally worth the time, it's a great experience and I would totally recommend Liarsville!
Written August 8, 2022
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Diane - DiscoveryOnADime
Midland, MI221 contributions
Jul 2022
We booked this as part of a Holland America cruise excursion, and it was just okay. The actors do play their parts well, and the history of the area is interesting. The meal was average, and the gold panning was worth skipping. Overall, I wouldn't do it again.
Written August 20, 2022
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Virgil H
Jackson, NJ173 contributions
Jun 2022
You see a recreation of a gold rush camp and learn the history of how this place got its name, partially through a fun skit some actors put on. We brought home some specks of gold we got from panning. There was also a good salmon bake. The food was good.
Written June 26, 2022
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mochalab
Guelph, Canada257 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This was included in our tour arranged by the ship as a way to spreadout all of the guests so that not everyone is waiting at the same activities.
This is an interesting camp to visit. The actors are in period costumes and do play the parts well (ladies and gents).
There is panning for gold - which is more interesting than it sounds.
The meal is fantastic. The chef was very engaging, loves what he does, and it shows in his food and interactions with guests.
A must do when in Skagway.
Written May 18, 2022
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,945 contributions
Sep 2019
Liarsville was one of the stop on a group tour we booked while in port. It was cute. Lots of people dressed up and acting like they were in a Klondike Camp. The one lady differently was over dramatic but it was really fun to walk around. Still very entertaining. We were mostly there to go golf panning but there was many other things you can do here as well. It was really fun to gold pan, kids would love it but as adults we did as well. Everyone seems to go home with a few gold flakes.
Written July 20, 2020
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mrsjcope
Rogersville, TN41 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Ok, first of all, God bless those young people who perform in the skit. They really are quite good, for what it’s worth. And the food wasn’t bad. But overall…..I think this was the worst part of my day in Skagway. The gift shop is horrible. Panning for gold was supposed to be fun (I think) but somehow put me in a sour mood. And the cherry on top has to be the reading of poetry. Skip this one!
Written June 30, 2022
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DAVID B
1 contribution
May 2023
Probably the worst cruise ship excursion I've ever done. It was really a last minute hey let's do something excursion and boy did we regret that. Should have just stayed in Skagway. It was our third time to Skagway so we were running out of things to do. Bad on us for doing this.
Written May 18, 2023
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Robert H
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Jun 2017 • Family
Dont take your children. It was embarassing to be there with our teenage children. The whole show was full of offensive sexual references. Dont waste your money. The best part was the gold panning and that took all of 5 minutes to get your 2 tiny flakes. The bus driver that took us there & to the summit was not good either. He couldnt get his story straight & kept correcting himself and pausing 10-30 seconds several times in the middle of his stories. Only good about it was the Summit had pretty views.
Written May 31, 2017
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