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Turning Heads Kennel

31722 Herman Lierer Road, Seward, AK 99664
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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26 attraction reviews
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I enjoy a little more personal touch so I went with the sled dog kennel that was a little less established in fact I learned that Travis and Sarah used to work for the larger Seavey Kennel down the road. I only got on the ride for a little as I felt there were too many heavy people for the... More

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Sioux City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a very enjoyable afternoon learning about the dogs and mushing at the Turning Heads Kennel. Sarah did an excellent job of explaining the training of dogs for the Iditarod race. We enjoyed getting to meet and pet the dogs and a special treat was spending time with the puppies. When Saran and Travis were selecting the dogs for... More

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columbus, oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After reading the Tripadvisor reviews and following Turning Heads Kennel on facebook, I had pretty high expectations for this tour. Unfortunately, those expectations were either too high or maybe we were just there on an off day. First, the positives: The woman who set up our reservation was super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed meeting the dogs, playing with the... More

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turningheadskennel, Owner at Turning Heads Kennel, responded to this review

We are so sorry you had such a disappointing experience at our kennel and wish you would have spoken up sooner! It saddens us knowing you left unhappy with your experience. We work hard to make each and every tour fun and enjoyable for our guests. Sarah give a really fantastics tour but an off day is certainly expected every... More

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