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Turning Heads Kennel

31722 Herman Lierer Road, Seward, AK 99664
9072246686
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Ranked #10 of 46 Activities in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Come meet professional mushers Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey at the home they share with their 35 enthusiastic Alaskan Huskies. You won’t believe the... more » Owner description: Come meet professional mushers Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey at the home they share with their 35 enthusiastic Alaskan Huskies. You won’t believe the dogs’ sheer joy as they are hooked up to your sled. We are open year round and do both summer and winter dog sledding tours. « less
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Yonkers, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I just have to say they are great people and the tour was out of this world. It is a once in a life time deal and they just made it everything you could dream of.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went with a 2 kids and wife in tow last minute.. and they luckily had 4 slots and off course had to add dogs to pull our additional weight, Travis was super friendly explained all the things they had to do in a real iditarod .. we stopped many time to take pictures look at a golden eagles nest... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Sarah and Travis I can say truly love their dogs. Their tour around their property is really worth doing and being able to hear Travis describe what it takes to run the Iditarod.Pure determination. You get to see all the equipment it takes for the trip.I enjoyed being able to hold the adorable puppies that will one day run in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I did a similar review for Seward Helicopter Tours, the company that brings you to the top of Godwin Glacier for dog mushing. But since the dog mushing is provided by Turning Heads Kennel, I wanted to make sure they got the credit too for a truly incredible, memorable experience. Justin was our guide and his love for the dogs... More

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Kathleen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was an incredible experience! We got to see and hold a 6 day old puppy and got to walk through the dogs' living area and pet them freely. Travis is friendly and so great with the dogs. There are upwards of 40 dogs and all of them adore him. All of the dogs are so enthusiastic and excited to... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking to stay away from some of the larger crowds for a little more intimate experiences while in Alaska. The kennel is a relatively short drive from Seward (or taxi trip) but may be harder to find if the truck with signage is not parked out front. We drove past it initially and into the larger Iditarod kennel... More

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Central Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sarah was in charge of the tour the day we visited Turning Heads kennel. Our group was small--5 adults and 1 young teen. As we rode through the property with the wildly enthusiastic dogs pulling our sled/carriage/cart/whatever you want to call it, Sarah explained what was going on with the dogs and how she trained them. She would point out... More

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Bowie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect. From the moment our family arrived, we could tell how much Travis loves his dogs, and how much they love him. We first came into the kennel where his dogs were. The dogs were all so very friendly and well behaved. Travis wanted us to come in and greet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Travis was so kind to let us see and hold one of the pups when we came by the kennels on an non tour day. We were leaving Alaska the next morning and it was or last chance to see the dogs. He really loves these dogs. We were very impressed and thankful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My adult son and I dropped by for a 1.5 hour personal tour led by Travis. He could not have been more passionate, informative and accommodating. He will take you inside the kennel, you can meet the "athletes", learn about their food, gear and experience the power of twelve dogs pulling you. But be ready. These are wonderful animals but... More

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