Combine Saxman Native Village and The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show tours to make a great day in Ketchikan. You will experience Native American culture through song, dance and stories, and learn of the “art” of lumberjacking through a rollicking demonstration of good-natured competition and hard-earned skill.
Visit Saxman Native Village and experience the rich living culture of southeast Alaska’s Native Americans. The Tlingits welcome guests in the traditional style that defines the culture of Southeast Alaska. A short video program introduces you to the culture and history of Saxman. You will then enter the Beaver Clan House where you are welcomed by song and dance. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the final dance before moving on to the Saxman Totem Park, one of the largest gatherings of totem poles in the world. Your guide will help unravel the mysteries of these towering, majestic poles. At the Village Carving Center craftsmen pass on their skills to eager apprentices. A visit to the Village Store provides you with the opportunity to purchase fine Alaskan Native art or a small memento.
Next, you’ll be treated to an action-packed experience at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, where the world’s best lumberjacks go head to head in more than a dozen exciting events such as chopping, sawing, relay races, axe throwing, log rolling and a 50-foot speed climb. The colorful host will introduce the events and offer a historic view of the Alaskan timber industry which has shaped this rugged land. This celebration of a bygone era is a rip-roaring good time and quality entertainment for all ages. After the show you will make the short walk back to the cruise ship pier.
* Please Note that there may be a short wait prior to the Lumberjack Show. Time can be spent on your own or in the rustic company store located at the Lumberjack Show.