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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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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were able to handle young puppies as soon as we arrived. The puppies are being raised for use as sled dogs in races like the Iditirod or Yukon Trail. Staff explained their training process, the qualities they look for in a dog, and why they don't look like Hollywood film huskies. Jeff then reminisced about his experiences in winning... More

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Healy, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My third time going, a great attraction in Denali. Jeff King is a down to earth guy. An attraction you should not pass up while your in Denali.

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delray beach, fl
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Loved being able to hold the puppies and Jeff King was informative, charismatic and passionate about his dogs and the Iditirod.

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Jeff king is a legend if you know your dog sledding and listening to him talk about his love of the sport and the experiences he has had is great. Watching the dogs is perfect for any animal lover and the demonstrations allow you to see them in their natural setting. Very affordable and a must see in Denali.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you like dogs, this is a must do! Very well thought out program and holding puppies is wonderful!

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Oakland, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really loved this tour. We got to cuddle with the puppies and learn about their training. We also learned a great deal about the Ididaride.

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Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This trip was so much fun. We booked this tour right after arriving at Denali Park and got on the morning tour. The Husky tour company picked us up at McKinley Chalet and took us out about 15 min to the training camp of the huskies. We got off and got to pet the new puppies and hold them. After... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you have a couple of days in and around Denali, you have got to go visit Husky Homestead! It's totally worth spending the money and a couple of hours here.. The driver picked us up from one of the main hotel lobbies (i think McKinley Chalet).. He had some very interesting tales to tell.. On reaching the actual spot,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This tour is exactly as described and the dogs and puppies are wonderful and awe inspiring. My two suggestions is that you have less people arrive at the same time so the time with the dogs isn't so limited. Be warned that the first part is outdoors and mosquito repellent is a must. The dogs seemed to be well cared... More

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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not much else to do in the area in the evening so this was a better option for us than the dinner / theatre. They let us hold a puppy for one or two minutes and then we had to pass it on to someone else. When asked to hold another one, was told no. Too many people waiting .... More

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