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Husky Homestead

PO Box 48, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
(907)683-2904
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod Champion Jeff King. This tour is widely heralded as... more » Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod Champion Jeff King. This tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain.Come visit Husky Homestead today! We offer three tours daily at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 7:00pm. Our 2012 season runs from May 14th through September 24th. « less
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Seward, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This trip was informative, fun and a great time! It was wonderful to learn more about the Iditarod and what goes on before, during, and after. The staff was great and the puppies so adorable. The true love of the dog came through from the moment we arrived. The question and answer session at the end was terrific. My only... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting tour - especially if you are a dog lover. We were lucky to be in very small group so it was quite a personal tour but Jeff King seemed a bit disappointed the group was so small and left us feeling that the tour is a bit on commercial side. Still we loved holding the puppies... More

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We just travelled through Denali National Park and we had a day to figure out what we wanted to do. We saw a brief film about the Husky Homestead and Jeff King so we thought we would check it out. My teen girls loved the puppy time that we got. It was sort, but it was fun. We all really... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A visit with Jeff King, master of the Iditarod,and his team, canine and human. Jeff does a great job conveying the concept and stories of the big sled race. With questions still the end, this becomes something of a conversation. Visitors generally have little idea how overwhelming this race can be. In the meet the dogs portion, you can cuddle... More

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Chimacum, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you venture to Denali National Park a visit to the Husky Homestead is a must. Meet the dugs who run the Iditarod Sleddog Race and hear race stories from the man, Jeff King, himself. It's the best deal in the Denali area and maybe the most fun too. Where else can you hold a potential future Iditarod winner in... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Great learning experience from Jeff and all his staff. It is easy to see that everyone there loves their job and the dogs they care for and train. The puppies were, of course, also very cute and I am not even a large fan of dogs. Jeff's talk was also informative as we knew nothing about the race beforehand. Overall... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Phenomenal informative presentation on Alaska s sled dogs; their lives and that of their mushers. Jeff 's love for his animals and the Alaskan wilderness shines. His staff member are courteous and enthusiastic about their work.

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Idaho, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Informative and fun, great for kids. Jeff King puts on a great show and the kids love holding the puppies.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was an available excursion while in Denali and is great activity to see. They run an entertaining tour of the sled dog facility allowing you to pet and hold the puppies, get demonstration of sled dog training, and learn a lot about sled dog racing by a true expert.

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Williamsport, IN
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Yes, the puppies were a highlight and Jeff King was informative. The bench seating was very uncomfortable for the length of time we had to sit on them. Jeff used quite a few obscenities while he spoke, so parents and others who aren't fond of that beware.

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Home28! We have been researching options for cushioning our benches to make them more comfortable for our visitors during the approximate 45 minutes that they are seated inside our Theater for the second half of our presentation. We thank you for your input and hope to have more comfortable seating in the near future for... More

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