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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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Fun and very informative

Everything you want to know about racing in the Iditarod or the numerous other sledding competifions. You'll see all ages of dogs in training. We saw the summer training... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2013
Caro D
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Everything you want to know about racing in the Iditarod or the numerous other sledding competifions. You'll see all ages of dogs in training. We saw the summer training - pulling a giant ATV! Best part - holding the puppies!

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Puyallup, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We took the Husky Homestead Tour as part of a Princess Cruisetour excursion and really enjoyed it. A family business run by Jeff King, 23-time Iditarod competitor and 4-time winner, the tour is almost 2 hours long. You'll see (and hold) puppies, get to pet some adult dogs, witness an ATV pulled by the dogs and hear all about running... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Recently took the Husky Homestead tour in Alaska. We were lucky to grab tour with only 30 people. It allowed us a more intimate experience. I would recommend the 12:30pm tour, apparently those are the less crowded tours. Very fun, informative and interesting. Kids will love it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My seven year old son loved this visit. The only reason I'm not giving it a full 5 stars is because our tour guide wasn't very chatty. She seemed bored and at one point was visibly upset when a back office scheduling error occurred. Other than that I learned a lot about the sled dogs and was very interested in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We took our 9 year-old grandson on a tour of Alaska. Meeting the dogs up close was a special treat for him. Probably more of a thrill than for the grandparents. Jeff puts on a good show, albeit a bit touristy. Many interesting insights into what makes for a good dog sled racer.

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Springboro, Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Jeff King, four-time winner of the Iditarod, runs a first-class operation at his Husky Homestead. How better to capture an audience then to begin by handing each person a puppy? Everyone fell instantly in love. Jeff greeted us, the dogs greeted us and his daughter Ellen demonstrated the relationship they have with their dogs as she discussed their care and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Husky Homestead introduces you to the current, and potentially future, Iditarod dogs! When you first arrive, you get to meet the little guys. This IS part of their training! You can confidently say you got to help train future Iditarod dogs! There are employees at this time that take pictures for you that are optional for purchase (which I highly... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

this was truly the highlight of our trip to Denali. They had puppies for everyone to hold and take pictures of. Musher Jeff King is very personable and quite funny. We enjoyed our whole visit here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you’re spending time in Denali, find time to do this tour. It is both educational and entertaining...and you get to actually hold the puppies!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I agree with all of the comments... the experience is wonderful. BUT... I question the safety consideration given to the shuttle bus transfer. The young girl driving the bus was friendly and pleasant, but there was no safety briefing, no seat belts!, and she drove too quickly for my liking. There was a moment when we coming back to our... More 

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