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Everything You Need To Know About Tomahawks Axe Throwing

It’s kind of like bowling...if the balls were axes and the pins were targets.

Tomahawks Axe Throwing recently opened in the Haymarket to give Downtown Lincoln a taste of the latest lumberjack entertainment craze. If you’ve never heard of axe throwing, you may have just a few questions. Here’s what you need to know:

Axe throwing??

You heard right. It’s a sport where you throw an axe at a target, trying to get as close to the target as you can. At Tomahawks, you’ll throw a real axe and compete against your friends and family to see who has the best aim.

Is it safe?!

Absolutely. The throwing lanes are constructed with a focus on each competitors’ safety--you’ll throw in an individual lane side-by-side to other participants. For each pair of competitors, there’s a throwing coach or event coordinator who will keep score and make sure everyone is following safety protocols. Every tournament is fully supervised. If you’re not throwing, you’ll stand in a “safety zone” behind the lanes.

There is only one specific dress requirement: you must be wearing closed toed shoes.

Is it kid-friendly?

Not really. You must be 15 years and older to throw an axe. Tomahawks requires participants under the age of 18 to have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to their participation.

Will someone teach me how to throw an axe?

Tomahawks is located at 815 O Street in the Haymarket

You can count on it. You’ll actually be with an instructor at all times. With a little instruction, practice, and following the guided procedures, anyone will be able to safely throw an axe during their session no matter their ability.

How much does it cost?

A one hour session is $20 per person plus tax. To guarantee availability, book ahead online. Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If there’s a wait, you’re welcome to sit in the lounge area and use the accommodations.

No thanks. Can I just watch?

You don’t have to pay to come in and watch as long as Tomahawks is under its maximum capacity.

Can I bring my own axe?

Nope. Their insurance guy says it’s not a good idea.

It’s insured?

Of course. And you’ll need to sign a liability waiver before you throw or spectate at Tomahawks.

Does Tomahawks book parties or corporate events?

Yep. Check out all the details here, and email to get started!

I want to unleash my inner lumberjack and join a league.

You’re in luck. Sign up for the league waitlist here.


Ready to book your session? Visit to reserve a spot and get throwing. 

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