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Alaska Wilderness Adventure

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Address: Milepost 14 Talkeetna Spur Road, PO Box 564, Talkeetna, AK 99676, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone Number: +1 907-351-3914
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Description: On your ATV you will visit the historic remote 1959 Devore family...
On your ATV you will 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 can drive your own ATV or ride 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.
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Highlight of alaskan vacation

From the beginning to the end this was a most enjoyable experience for me. my husband, our daughter and her boyfriend.Dennis made us all comfortable and at ease before taking us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Saint Cloud, Florida, United States
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Saint Cloud, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

From the beginning to the end this was a most enjoyable experience for me. my husband, our daughter and her boyfriend.Dennis made us all comfortable and at ease before taking us on a fantastic trail ride on atvs up to his beautiful cabin. After a great lunch with Dennis entertaining us with his knowledge and interesting stories, we proceeded to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Should you take this tour? Absolutely yes! We took am atv tour with Dennis this summer, he does snowmobile tours in the winter and it is worth going back for. The tour was flexible with our schedule, able to start after our zipline adventure (this was better). You pay for a lengthy 4 - wheeler tour through beautiful Alaskan country... More 

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Orono, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We got more than we expected and were very pleased with our day. Dennis and Cheena (The dog) gave us a historical tour through talkeenta with amusing tales before heading out to his homestead on the ATV's. He made sure we were all comfortable and Cheena encouraged us all to come along. We had a great ride, lunch and then... More 

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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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