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Address: PO Box 48, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-683-2904
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Description: 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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A Very Pleasant Surprise, We Loved it.

We were spending the night at the Denali Park Village and decided to take the Husky Homestead Tour beginning at 7 p.m. They picked us up at our hotel and it was only a five minute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Arkansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were spending the night at the Denali Park Village and decided to take the Husky Homestead Tour beginning at 7 p.m. They picked us up at our hotel and it was only a five minute drive to the kennel. We really enjoyed seeing the dogs and Jeff King was great. He delivered a very informative and funny presentation of... More 

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Lakeville
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is more than just meeting the dogs and learning about the Iditarod racers. Jeff King shared with the group many facets of Alaskan life as well as giving just enough of a talk on the Iditarod races and the husky dogs. Both my husband and I really felt that this experience was good enough that we would repeat it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had a good time and learned a lot about the dogs and racing. Our host Trenton was great with a keen and humorous narrative. We enjoyed our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The best part for me was playing with the puppies! As soon as you get off the shuttle, you're handed a puppy! How fun! Learning about the Iditarod first-hand and asking questions to Jeff was a lot of fun too!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to see while we were visiting Denali. Getting off the tour bus they handed everyone a puppy to hold, they were so sweet I didn't want to give it back. Seeing how they train and the presentation by Jeff was wonderful. If we ever get the chance to go back to this area we will... More 

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Forney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Husky Homestead. Loved holding the puppies and hearing about the Iditarod! Great experience!!

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Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Cuddling with 5 week old puppies and a fun presentation by Jeff King. After living in Alaska many years, it was great to meet Jeff King and find out what a personable guy he is. He loves his dogs, and loves talking about his dogs and his experiences with them on the Iditarod trail. The bus driver and others working... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very pleasant presentation. very organized tour. Jeff King is very funny and the puppies are so cute !!!!! Must see if you have 3 hrs to spare. we were picked up and drop off at our hotel.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Experience was wonderful, to see so many well behaved dogs in one place was amazing. They had two litters of puppies about 5 weeks old that were adorable. The presentation by Jeff and his team was very informational, who would have thought a sled dog needed 10k calories during the winter. The presentation on the background and history of... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very interesting presentation, Jeff wasn't there though:( Cute puppies! Well organised transport to the place.

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

Hi Sydney! Thank you for visiting us!! Jeff is here the majority of the time, however life does sometimes dictate that he be somewhere else... the dentist, a daughters wedding, etc. We're sorry that he missed you as he really does enjoy meeting everyone as well as giving the second half of our presentation. Should you ever make it back... More 

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