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Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

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Address: 420 Spruce Mill Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6572
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+1 907-225-9050
07:00 - 17:00
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This is hands down the rowdiest tour in Alaska! Rugged Woodsmen compete in...

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!

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Enjoy it for what it is; a fun family show.

We had some time to kill before our main activity off the cruise ship so we went along to the lumberjack show. It was actually a good way to get to know people from the ship while... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had some time to kill before our main activity off the cruise ship so we went along to the lumberjack show. It was actually a good way to get to know people from the ship while waiting for the show to begin. Wooden bench stadium seating creates rivalry between one side of the audience and the other as we... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this show with my family while on a cruise. It is a little pricey for what it is, a scripted show, but cheaper than other excursions. Also it was enjoyed by the kids. So if you have kids and want to get off the boat but not spend a lot of money, or just want some entertainment on... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If you go on a cruise ship trip don't go to this its not that cool. But if you have kids sure takem but I didn't enjoy it wasn't my type of fun

Thank Andrew W
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was on the Star Princess and booked this show with the cruise. It was very entertaining, especially for city dwellers like myself who have never seen a lumberjack. The show is of the right duration and I enjoyed every minute of it!

1 Thank 888Jewel
West Sayville, New York
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lumberjacks compete in different activities. Lots of laughs. Kept the audience well entertained. Interesting to see the skills these men have. Fun time for all. Had a nice gift shop. Staff very friendly. Gave some in-site to how hard these lumberjacks work.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Rain or shine, warm or cold the show will go on and you will be comfortable. This is a must see if you are going to be in Ketchikan! These guys work hard to demonstrate the skills needed to be a lumber jack all while keeping you entertained. My husband love the skills and tools while I more enjoyed "the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We bough tickets on the door for the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show-and had a great time. It's great fun, interactive, lots of laughs and great value for money. The skill level of the guys is incredible. Well worth a visit

1 Thank ajmaguire2016
Eastlake, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very interesting and fun to watch. A good time for most people. A little boring for older children. The show was good and entertaining however I thought it could use a little more action to keep the audience involved and more exhilarating.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent show. Funny and the lumberjack men new there trade. Show was exciting and funny too. great stop in Katchican, Alaska

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yes this show is staged and kitschy and follows a script but nevertheless a bit of fun. Not to be taken seriously - its not a competition that you might see at your local fair/show. Go with an open mind and you will have some laughs.

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