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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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 NEW 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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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great time! Loved the puppies! Jeff king was great. Loved his stories. Very informative. Learned a lot! Kids loved it too! They loved the puppy party. We will go back. We have seen the other sled dog camp and it did not impress me like Jeff's did. Good luck in March!

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

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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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved this place. so informative if you like knowing about sled dogs. As soon as you got off the shuttle, they handed you a puppy. Then a bigger puppy. i was in puppy heaven. Then you got a demonstration of the sled dogs, got a very informative talk about the whole process, got to ask questions. All in all was... More

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Rockville,MD
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a fantastic time learning about sled dog racing and the Alaskan Husky dogs. They flat out love to run! We got to hold puppies which was awesome! Jeff King was very entertaining and informative in his explanation of the sport and the dogs and his obvious love for both. I highly recommend a visit here!

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the breeding and training facility of four time Iditarod winner Jeff King. Visiting the homestead will give you an insight into the Alaskan Husky breed, what makes a good sled dog, their training and just how much the dogs love to work. You will also get to cuddle up with a husky puppy and if you're lucky meet... More

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