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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-683-2904
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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky...

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.

Our 2015 tour season begins on May 12 and will end on September 17th.

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Great experience! Don't miss it!

An introduction to dog sledding by an Iditarod champion, who happens to be an excellent storyteller. Fun for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan-Nubia G
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An introduction to dog sledding by an Iditarod champion, who happens to be an excellent storyteller. Fun for all ages.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very enjoyable time getting to hold several puppies at Husky Homestead! AfterJeff King's informative presentation, he spent time with the guest answering questions, taking pictures and autographed his book (Cold Hands Warm Heart - GREAT READ highly recommend it ). All staff was friendly and knowledge. This tour is a must in order to learn about the Iditarod race and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

As soon as you arrive they put a puppy in your arms! Beautiful dogs and so nice to hold and snuggle a puppy. The stories of how they raise and train the dogs and Jeff King's Iditarod experiences and inventions are fascinating. I would recommend this tour to everyone. I was there August 2015.

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Auckland
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What a fantastic set up. Pick up from the Lodge and drop off back at the lodge. There were about 4 bus loads of people but it didn't feel overcrowded. It was great learning about the huskies and the Iditarod race. It was so interesting, we got to see the dogs in action and watched a film about the race... More 

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Middleport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our tour guide/bus driver gave us alot of good info about the Iditarod Race on our ride up to the homestead.The employees at Jeff King's home were very informative and made the talk interactive.We held the beautiful blue eyed husky's.Jeff gave a good talk on the race and made us feel like we were there!Enjoyable time!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My college age kids wanted to see and ride the sled dogs, but it was the 1st week in June, no snow, and this place let you see the puppies, and hold them too, and they told us all about the dogs and the race, very thorough, very interesting (but the lecture is best for middle-schoolers and up, not little... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Pricey but worth it - this chance to see the huskies used in the Iditarod and to learn about the race itself from those who have actually experienced it was amazing. You do get to hold a tiny husky puppy (which is as perfect as it sounds) but only for a about 3 minutes... nonethless it was a highlight of... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I went to Husky Homestead as one of the excursions offered on a Princess cruise tour. It was a lot of fun. The first "event" after arriving was puppy cuddle time. They had two groups of puppies; one was 4 weeks old and the other group maybe 7 or 8 weeks old. They were awfully cute. After that, we sat... More 

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Baltimore
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Husky Homestead Tours picks you up at your hotel and the tour begins on the ride. When you arrive, you are greeted with a lot of puppy kisses. We were missing our dog while on vacation and it was great to have some puppy love. We learned about the dogs and sledding and watched some of the dogs pull an... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I like many were surprised Alaskan Huskies look nothing like Siberian Huskies but all puppies are cute. Jeff is entertaining and definitely has some opinions. Everyone enjoyed the show/lecture. It was interesting to see the sled and snow gear the riders wear these days and the logistics of shipping food to checkpoints along the route. I think little kids would... More 

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