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Alaska Wilderness Adventure

Milepost 14, Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, AK 99676
907-351-3914
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Ranked #5 of 26 Activities in Talkeetna
Type: Tours
Owner description: Visit the historic remote 1959 Devore family homestead with Dennis Devore, an original family member. Learn how these hardy pioneers survived the... more » Owner description: Visit the historic remote 1959 Devore family homestead with Dennis Devore, an original family member. Learn how these hardy pioneers survived the harsh conditions of Alaskan homesteading. You will be transported 5 miles in a comfortable ATV drawn covered wagon as the homestead is accessible only by trail. Guests may try gold panning on the homestead quarter at Wiggle Creek. Lunch is included. Photo opportunities of Mt. McKinley. « less
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family of 5 did this and all had a fabulous time. All of the positive reviews below are true. Everything from the history, the ATV ride, Chena, the wildlife, the homestead, the new cabin, target shooting, the gold panning and so on wes great. We were sorry our day had to end! Our family includes teenaged boys and a... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I found this adventure looking for a family activity on our visit to Talkeetna. Dennis took great care in setting us up with machines. (They're so easy to drive) and took us around town sharing several stories about the area and it's colorful past. We then headed down remote trails to the homestead, His stories and descriptions of his family's... More

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Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Meet Dennis in Talkeetna, hop on the ATV, what's ahead? learn about Talkeetna, the trails into the bush, away we go, from Dennis's start in Alaska, the family's first home and 'Irvin' , then onto Homestead with Chena his beloved dog and the book of 'Lucille', heartwarming, heartwarming, ONE OF A KIND, like Dennis, intriguing, and now a new friend.... More

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On the hunt for an Alaskan experience, we (a mother and two teenagers) had the opportunity to learn about and experience Talkeetna with Alaska Wilderness Adventures. Guided by a wonderful and informative longtime resident, my family and I will always remember the fun and excitement of discovering the area. Although my teenagers did not have a lot of experience on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Truly Unforgettable! My husband and I were fortunate to have come by Mr. Dennis DeVore by accident! We were looking for the mountain bike rental office and couldn't find it. We saw the ATV 's and stopped to talk to Dennis. We were just captivated by him and his beautifully obedient, loving partner "Cheena" his German Shepherd! It was later... More

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Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

7/16 to 7/19/14. First and foremost, Thank you Dennis for the tour and everything that comes along with it.........Especially the history about the area and Talkeetna itself. I would recommend this ATV tour to everybody. Dennis showed us things that you cant get on a big commercial boat or bus, you get a true feel and experience what it was... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were staying at Denali Fireside Lodge which is the departure point for this excursion. Our family has a 14 year old boy and 19 and 22 year old girls. Dennis first made sure we could all handle the ATVs by having us ride around the parking lot. These were brand new machines and they were very easy to maneuver.... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I had the fine pleasure of meeting Dennis during our stay here in Talkeetna. We have done quite a bit since getting to Alaska, including flightseeing, whale watching cruises, and this is honestly the best tour we have done. Dennis is a wonderful historian and his stories were so interesting. You learn about the town, it's history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This has to be the BEST thing in Talkeetna if not in the whole Denali area. My wife and I were on our Honeymoon and Dennis made us feel like we were old friends. We learned so much about how people "really" live in Alaska and the history and culture. We did almost everything you can do in Talkeetna and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was very fortunate to meet Dennis DeVore and spent 6 hours with this fine Gentleman. Dennis gave a Great tour filled with a local history you wont get anywhere else to include a look back into his past as a young boy homesteading in Alaska. He shared his personal life in a way you would expect from a long... More

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