While we were on our Alaska Cruise we decided to take in the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show ended up being one of the highlights of our day in Ketchikan. It was so cheeky and fun that you could not help but laugh and have a great time.
The show pits two sets of lumberjacks against each other for points. The US team and the Canadian team. The crowd really gets into cheering for their team.
The finesse and speed that the Lumberjacks are able to use an axe is amazing.
The log-rolling competition was a lot of fun. You could see how much work and balance it took to stay on the log. We did learn that kicking water at your opponent can lead to…..
A very painful entry into the water.
At the end of the show, there is an opportunity to meet the lumberjacks and have your picture taken with them. This was a very family-friendly show with everyone in the crowd really getting into the spirit of the lumberjack competition.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show is a great way to spend time in Ketchikan.
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I just discovered your blog when I was checking Pinterest for Alaska cruise ideas and tips. I love your photography and what you've shared. We are going next year with family so we're trying to learn everything we can ahead of time to make our time on the cruise and onshore the best possible experience. We definitely want to wander around Ketchikan and your tips are wonderful. Did you book The Great Alaskan Lumber Jack Show with the cruise line, or did you just go and pay admission on your own? I know we would both love it! Thanks for everything you've shared. I'll be back to follow more of your blog.
We just walked up to the lumberjack show and booked tickets. You could also book online or through the ship. Since we didn't have plans for the day we just fit it in as we were wandering around town.
thanks for sharing all your travel info with us interesting we are going in mid may hope we have enough warm cloths , also makes it a little easier to decide what to do
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Hi Tammilee! Great post and pictures. A lumberjack show in Alaska sounds and looks like a perfect combination. Thanks for sharing.