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Saxman Photo Stop and Lumberjack Show
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
- Narrated ride: Take an enjoyable ride through historic Ketchikan, Alaska’s First City and experience the wild history of the fishing culture and notorious Creek Street.
- Lumberjack show: Watch burly lumberjacks participate in an action-packed skills competition- they can do so much more than just chop wood!
- Native village: Learn about the rich native culture of Alaska, and the history of the totem pole at Saxman Native Village. This is the largest collection of standing poles in the world, each with a unique meaning behind it.
About this Ketchikan, Alaska tour
Get whisked away by trolley for this truly Ketchikan experience, full of mystique, culture, and rousing history. Your adventure begins with a guided tour of historic Creek Street – once known as Ketchikan's red-light district. You'll pass landmarks like Dolly's House and Saxman Native Village, where you'll discover the rich native culture of the area, and the largest standing collection of totem poles. Wander the park and view the intricate hand-carved art, visit the Clan House, and see area Tlinglit (Native Alaskans) at work.
Once you’ve had your fill of history it’s time for a modern day gladiator competition – minus the Caesar haircuts and Roman skirts. Instead, you'll see plaid and scruff-adorned, axe-wielding athletes – join the rowdy crowd in cheering for your champion. The excitement never stops during this one-hour show, and you'll be so impressed by all the chopping, sawing, and tree climbing. These aren’t your typical lumberjacks.
On this GoBe adventure you get to combine the past and present, wandering from downtown Ketchikan (which combines a mix of both) to Saxman Village (a glimpse into the past) with an added bonus of the most impressive wood chopping you have ever seen!
The sport of Logrolling isn’t for the weak. The competition begins with two competitors positioned on opposite ends of a log floating in the water. The aim is to stay on by sprinting, causing the log to roll furiously- first one to fall off loses! This isn’t your ordinary balancing act.
Please make your way to the statue at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau at 131 Front St. Provide a printed copy of your voucher upon arrival.
Birng local currency for additional purchases and souvenirs. Please note that the tour may operate in reverse order.
A minimal amount of walking is needed. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer from chair & climb some steps. Bring a companion for assistance. Folding wheelchairs only. Advance notice is required for lift-equipped transportation.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Bus Tour, Sports Event
Trolley or Motorcoach
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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