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“Cheesy is an understatement”

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
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Owner description: This is hands down the rowdiest tour in Alaska! Rugged Woodsmen compete in 16 events that are part of the rich logging history of Ketchikan, Alaska. The competition is located in the historical downtown just one block of the the cruise ship dock. This competition features current lumberjack athletes who are recognized in the professional sport and travel the world. Thrilling events such as log rolling, chopping, sawing, axe throwing combined with local stories give our guests a glimpse into the wild world of the Alaskan Lumberjack. Fun for all ages and groups of any size. 500 covered, heated and cushioned seats with concessions a authentic Alaskan gift shop gift. Don't miss the axe-tion!
Miami Beach, Florida
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Cheesy is an understatement”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

The cruise ship and travel guides make you feel like your visit to Ketchikan would not be complete without seeing the Lumberjack Show. Believe me, you would be doing yourself a favor if you skipped it. The show consists of 4 lumberjacks and a host. It is an hour long, but the jokes are so bad and the show is so hokey, you are ready for it to be over in 10 minutes. Another reviewer mentioned that even the kids are bored! You are better off saving your $35 per person and walking around downtown Ketchikan, which is lovely.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cheesy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you're going here thinking you're seeing a "must see in alaska" think again. This is probably great for young kids but a waste of time for adults. There's too much drama and comedy built into the show that makes it cheesy. Don't waste your time, see the city instead.

Visited July 2012
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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271 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Cheesy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very silly show in middle of town. Even children were bored. (Our cruise ship had accolades for the show) Sorry

Visited August 2012
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“"Great Show "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

It was a great attraction, very entertaining, very convenient from the Cruise ship's , well worth the money, great seats, they were padded and it was under cover, the layout of the seat's were well thought out, had a great seat, up higher got some great pictures, the lumberjack men had the crowd interacting through out the show and they were very humourous. the end of the show they let you take pictures with them. Would go again!!

Visited August 2012
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SYLMAR,CA
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very fun, exceptional value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

i booked with my cruise line, i just need something to do. i was excellent the kids were entertained . recommend this to anyone visiting the area

Visited July 2012
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