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Paws for Adventure

Herning Rd. and George Rd., Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-378-3630
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Ranked #9 of 42 Activities in Fairbanks
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Offering only the best in dogsledding adventure since 1998... Join the Paws crew for your experience-of-a-lifetime Dogsled Ride, Mushing School or Multi-Day Adventure.
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Kitimat-Stikine District, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took our two boys aged 4 and 6 to paws for adventure for a dog sled tide. There wasn't much snow so the dogs pulled a 4 wheeler instead. That did not detract in any way from the fun the boys had. They got to cuddle 5 week old puppies as well as meeting quite a few of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Five of us from Washington, DC did an overnight mushing trip along the Tanana River back in February with Leslie and her Paws Team. It was a lifetime experience, and something I'd do again in a heartbeat if/when I'm back in Fairbanks. Some thoughts a few months later: Mid-February (President's Day Weekend) was still a little early in the season,... More

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PawsforAdventure, Owner at Paws for Adventure, responded to this review

And survived it most skillfully! You guys were awesome, an easy crew to share the trail with even when Mother Nature throws us a curve ball. Looking forward to sharing another mushing adventure. Happy Calm and Sunny Trails! -Leslie and Dave More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We took the five day overnight mushing trip to the historic Tolovana lodge through the endless Alaskan wilderness along the old mail, trappers' and miners' trails. It was exciting, beautiful, and we had a wonderful time. The arctic tents we stayed in two nights were roomy, comfortable and warm with the stove inside. We stayed in the rustic Tolovana lodge... More

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PawsforAdventure, Owner at Paws for Adventure, responded to this review

Karen and Gene, we look forward to seeing you again. I love it when our trips begin with wonderful guests and end with new friends. Happy Trails, Leslie and Dave More

Fairfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our first to trip to Alaska and my girlfriend is an off-the-chart dog lover. Mushing in Alaska has been her #1 Bucket List item for many years and Paws for Adventure more than lived up to her dream. We were met by Leslie and a few of her friendly assistants. Neither of us knew what to expect but... More

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PawsforAdventure, Owner at Paws for Adventure, responded to this review

Thanks for posting about your Mushing School adventure as it is one of our favorites and where Paws For Adventure started in 1998 (our 'Signature Tour'). We take great care to make it fun, educational and safe. Many years of personal experience come with our tours at Paws - not just our own personal experiences in dogsledding, or our ability... More

Warrensburg, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

There are several places where you can schedule a dog sled ride in this area..... I strongly suggest you try this one first! We were directed here by Taste of Alaska Lodge owner/operator Kory. Sooooo very thankful!!! We were treated to a one hour ride through some of the most breath taking scenery! Kevin, the musher who took us out,... More

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PawsforAdventure, Owner at Paws for Adventure, responded to this review

I am very sorry I missed you guys! Kevin and his entertaining leader 'Adams' will be back again this year to share more Paws fun. Let us know when you're next visit with us and Kory at A Taste of Alaska Lodge will be. Happy Trails! More

California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The three of us had a great time in mushing school. Leslie and her assistant were super nice/enthusiastic. The dogs were great too, seems like they just can't wait to take off. After a short training session, we helped hook up the dogs, and went out on our own sleds w/dog team. Leslie was always there to help if you... More

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Pittsburgh
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
1,199 helpful votes 1,199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I took a one hour ride which was just right for us. The musher was very informative as he told us a lot about the dogs and dog mushing as we rode. They made sure that you're warm enough by providing supplemental clothing, as needed. Everything was first rate. Highly recommended.

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My trip to Paws was great! Upon arrival, Leslie made sure I had enough warm clothing by loading me up with a parka, bib, face mask, and better-rated boots. I didn't realize how extra cold the ride would be with all the wind, but the clothes definitely did their job! Leslie herself drove my 1-hour sled ride, and I loved... More

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Orlando, FL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had an awesome time here! Leslie and her assistant were both super friendly, and clearly are doing this becasue they love it! they have lots of super warm clothing in case you show up in something not quite up to par. Such a great way to experience Alaska! Thank You both!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Had a great time at Paws for Adventure. Went on the 30 minute ride and it was beyond beautiful. They lend you gear, so you have a comfortable experience and there's a yurt where you can warm up, get some cocoa and cookies before/after your ride.

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