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Husky Homestead

PO Box 48, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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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. Our 2015 tour season begins on May 12 and will end on September 17th. « less
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Centerville, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Peoria, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

After reading the other reviews I'm having trouble thinking of something new to add. If you love dogs or if you just like dogs do not miss this tour. You get to hold PUPPIES. Who doesn't love puppies? Jeff did a great presentation. The love he has for his dogs and their love for him are very obvious. When you... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We visited the homestead during our vacation in June and fell in love with all of the dogs, especially the pups. We wanted to smuggle one out with us, but.... :) The exhibition was very informative and entertaining and well paced. The activities were fun. We hope to come back some time and visit with the puppies again! However, you... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Oh my this was much more entertaining than expected. As soon as you arrive puppies are waiting for you to hold them. They were so cute. After you get your puppy fix you learn everything you need to know about dog sledding and competing in the Iditarod. I have to say it was a very educational experience and I quite... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

When you arrive at the Husky Homestead, the very first thing you do is hold the cutest darn puppy in the sled dog world. Oodles of puppies are handed out. Their official welcoming committee. You see the adults in the yard barking for attention. "Pick me! Pick me!" To go for a run. You see them hooked up and off... More

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Healdsburg, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very informative and professionally done. You have to have good ears to hear over the excitement of those wonderful dogs at the beginning, but they calm down pretty quick after the program starts. The puppies were fantastic, the photographer excellent and Jeff, his wife, family and employees are all entertaining and truly in love with these dogs. We loved it... More

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