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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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Sarasota, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We love dogs and were both delighted to be handed a husky puppy as we got off our bus ride. Impressed that Jeff King did the majority of the presentation and learned a lot about the training and the race itself. The dogs are beautiful and the staff were very friendly and informative.

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We are true dog lovers, and we really loved this excursion. I certainly had a wrong idea of sled dogs and "mushing", but we learned so much. It's all about the dogs- the mushers are secondary. They are very friendly, people-oriented dogs, and clearly are very well treated and well taken care of. We really enjoyed learning about the Iditarod... More

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South Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were picked up by Jeff King, in a small bus and transported to Husky Homestead. Each visitor is given a puppy to hold and they take your picture (available for purchase at $25 later). Jeff King gives a talk, outside, with demonstrations of his dogs tricks including hitching them to a 4 wheeler vehicle and they pull it around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well worth the charge. The dogs were fantastic. I fell educated about dog sledding and the courageous people involved. Highly suggested.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fun activity to do alone or with a family! Everyone on the staff is really fun and love what they do. Jeff King talked a bit and he is really enthusiastic about what he does and loves meeting his visitors!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Picked up from hotel by shuttle bus, driven by Chase, one of the dog team trainer/riders. Straight off bus handed a puppy to fuss, they need to be socialised so strangers handling them are perfect. Then a talk about the dogs, how they are trained, chosen and feeding. Dogs are chosen from those in the kennel area to actually pull... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed Husky Homestead so much! We loved playing with the puppies and everyone was so cordial and informative. We enjoyed learning about the dogs, from how they were named to how they prepared for a race. Jeff was funny and very gracious. I would certainly recommend this to anyone.

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Salina, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Jeff King and staff were so friendly and informative. The puppies were all so fun to get to hold and the older dogs were all loved by the staff, it was obvious. Jeff's presentation is fast-paced and packed with information. Chase was our driver to and from the Homestead and he also was so interesting. So glad we went.

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Petersburg, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After just returning from a two week Connoisseur tour with Princess Cruises I must say that Jeff King's Husky Homestead tour was by far the best tour/attraction I have ever done. he was friendly, knowledgeable and worth every penny that I spent on this excursion. I would say it was the highlight of our entire cruise and I would repeat... More

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Cadillac, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was interesting to learn about a day in the life of an Iditarod musher and what it's like training the athletes. The dogs were so excited and very fun to watch train. Jeff is a good storyteller and a good spokesperson for the sport. I even bought his book so I could learn more about the life of a... More

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