Your first day in Denali can be exhausting, whether you've been busy getting here, or spent the whole day exploring the park. This lively dinner theater on the grounds of the Denali Park Village is a great way to kick back that evening, and it carries only two small risks: your teeth turning temporarily blue (from the delicious berry cobbler), and pictures of you singing popular songs getting put on your social media page.
Performed twice nightly during the summer, this energetic show tells the story of Fanny Quigley—a real pioneer back in the Gold Rush days of the early 1900s in Kantishna—the area that you can visit deep inside Denali National Park. The show is performed in an authentic, log-paneled roadhouse, and the actors and actresses do double-duty as your servers for the all-you-can-eat family-style dinner. You’ll howl with laughter as you enjoy endless portions of wild-caught Alaskan salmon, slow-roasted BBQ pork ribs, wilderness baked beans, tundra vegetables, garlic cheddar biscuits, and Fanny’s famous mixed berry cobbler—as well as a full bar.
People love this show because they can tell that the actors themselves are having a great time with it, and the zany sense of fun is infectious. Just be sure to book in advance if you can. The second seating gets booked fast, but there is often more availability at the early show.