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Sled Dog Demonstration

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Performances
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Benicia, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Our Denali bus took us into the park 92 miles and ended at the Kantishna Lodge. We met a guy named Emmet Peters, Jr. who gave us a short talk about dog sledding, the Iditarod and his father who won one year. This guy was hilarious! Later, we were able to meet the dogs and he gave a short demonstration... More

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Byron Center, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I loved the sled dog demonstration. The rangers seem to really care about the dogs and were very informative. These dogs obviously love their job. The puppy was very cute as well. We took the shuttle bus out to the sled dog demo area but hiked Roadside Trail back to the visitors center. We were done by lunch with plenty... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very well done, to see the dogs get very excited to work was great. Try to make time to see the well done demonstration.

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Medowie
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Rated 4 out of 4 Sled Dog Demonstrations witnessed in 7 days. Seavey's at Seward the best followed by the Fairbanks Riverboat Sled dog demo.

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The Villages
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We did the Husky Homestead tour of the Iditarod dog training facility in the morning, and the sled dog demo at Denali NP in the afternoon. It was fun to interact with the big huskies at the park and see them run with a sled. It was informative to see the differences between Iditarod race dogs and these dogs, whose... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a genuine demonstration by the nations parks dog led team rather than some commercial profit making venture. The dogs are used during winter for patrols throughout the park and to help keep in shape do these summer time demonstrations. You get a chance to work through the kennels and pat and photo dogs first. The highlight to me... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Is nothing wrong with the husky demonstration at the visitors center. But if you're pressed for time you could probably skip this. And if you're not a dog lover you can definitely skip this. We were neither pressed for time and we are dog lovers so we enjoyed the demonstration.

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Toronto, Ontario
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Good demonstration and the price was right. We had booked a tour of the Husky Homestead before coming to the park, we should have skipped that one and just came here.

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Top Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Loved getting up close and personal with dogs! Talk was informative but a little too long or maybe because it was so cold! The Sled Dog Demostration in Denali Park is free, so take advantage of it

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Philadelphia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was a great demonstration. As you enter, the dogs are mostly either sleeping or resting, but a few are available for petting and photo ops. As soon as the rangers begin to run with the harnesses, all the dogs begin to yelp and howl as if to let the rangers know they are ready to go. An informative and... More

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