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Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours

12820 Old Exit Glacier Road, Seward, AK 99664-2231
907-224-8607
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Ranked #9 of 46 Activities in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Mush the 2013 Iditarod champion sled dogs! Visit Seavey's IdidaRide racing kennel, where four generations of the Seavey family and 100 of the toughest... more » Owner description: Mush the 2013 Iditarod champion sled dogs! Visit Seavey's IdidaRide racing kennel, where four generations of the Seavey family and 100 of the toughest dogs in the world train during the summer months. You'll be helping train their 46th Iditarod team for their 4th championship. Cuddle the adorable husky puppies, try on the gear worn when it's 40 below, and get a pawtograph from their Golden Harness winning lead dogs. Sleds with padded seats and suspension, fully covered tour, and dog themed gift shop make this the most fun you can have in Seward in the rain. Voted "Best Sled Dog Ride in Alaska" by readers of the Alaska Magazine. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My sister and I arrived in Seward the first week of May, right between the winter and summer tourist seasons, meaning that many attractions were not open. However, when we contacted Seavey's, they readily agreed to book just the two of us a tour of their facilities and a ride on the dog sled (some places don't offer this in... More

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Medowie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Experienced 4 Sled Dog programs over 7 days. By far the best experience. The ride was certainly a highlight but really enjoyed the whole presentation. Knowledgeable staff who are keen to maximise your experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been hearing wonderful reviews for years, however this was my first visit! I'm not sure which part I enjoyed more, the actual "ride" or getting to hold the puppies!! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a great place to visit. You really learn what the race is all about. When I first thought of going there when there was no snow on the ground I thought it wouldn't really be the same as when they are racing, but they really have a great way of simulating the true Ididarod and showing you what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Last year we visited the Husky Homestead in Denali and that was a wonderful experience but they don't take you on a sled ride. HH explains more about the Iditarod Race and what goes into it but if it's a ride you want, then this is the place to be. It's really amazing how much the dogs want to run... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was traveling with my mother and she has watched the Ididarod on tv since it was televised so we decided to do this tour. I originally was not that interested but once I went I am so glad I did. Justin Savidis was our guide who has run the ididarod multiple times and shared so many personal stories. I... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a full-grown woman, I was skeptical of asking a little dog to drag me around in a sled. Was I ever wrong! The sled is on wheels and the dogs would rather run than eat. What a wonderful experience we all had; educational and exhilarating at the same time. One could just see the intelligence shining in these remarkable... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I wasn't very sure about this dog sledding thing. I thought it was something mean, but it turned out that there are a lot more into it than my poor mind could think of. They explained everything about the Iditarod race, they talked about their experience and also explained a lot about this culture. Its very interesting, and you can... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect but it was very good. After walking into the clearing where the dogs were kept I have to admit I got a fright when I saw 50+ dogs chained to barrels, barking and yelping, but the staff explained the reason why. I did not know anything about the Iditarod race ( I'm Irish and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Since we were staying down the road in one of the cabins I decided we should swing by to see the dogs; it was a very informative experience getting to know more about the different races, equipment and dogs. I think this is certainly more geared towards kids, but it is still interesting regardless! There are lots of people leaving... More

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