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Turning Heads Kennel

31722 Herman Lierer Road, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I decided late to go check out a sled dog tour and picked Turning Heads Kennels based on the great reviews. It really was great. Travis and Sarah were both such great hosts. The passion they both have and the love of the dogs was terrific to see. The dog kennel areas were so clean I was... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were looking to visit a kennel to show sled dogs and pups to kids in our travel party but most of them were quite expensive. We saw turning heads kennel on Exit Glacier road. The price was reasonable compared to others. The owners did an excellent job of taking us around the kennels, introducing us to the dogs and... More

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

We are so glad you had such a positive experience at our kennel and that your kids enjoyed it too. We love sharing our passion for mushing and dogs with children as we both got in to the sport when we were young. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We appreciate it! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just had the most wonderful experience at Turning Heads Kennel. Travis was the ultimate host. We had so much fun and learned a lot, too. A definite if you're in the Seward area. Small, intimate, hands-on experience.

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

We certainly have a lot of enthusiasm for mushing and our dogs. We're so glad that came across during your time with us. We appreciate you taking time to share your great experience with future travelers! Make sure to watch for Travis in the 2015 Iditarod. He's going to do big things! More

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our B&B hosts advised us that this was the best sledding kennel tour in Seward. They said that you got to spend time with experienced mushers and have lots of interaction with the sled dogs. They were so right. Sarah was our hostess at Turning Heads. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the dogs and sledding. She spent a... More

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

Gary and Judy, Thank for this delightful review! I am thrilled to hear you had such a good time with me at our kennel! I am so glad that you enjoyed meeting our dogs and walked away with more knowledge about the fantastic sport of mushing. I hope you will follow along as I train for the 2015 Iditarod --... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a great visit to Turning Heads Kennel in Seward. After being greeted by "Archie", one of the "retired" racing dogs in the yard, we got to meet Sarah and interact with all of the dogs in the kennel. Our family group of 12 were the only ones there at the time, thus allowing a lot of time with... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us some awesome feedback. I am continually amazed by Archie and how intuitive he is -- not only with other dogs but with people. Getting to know and work with such a dog has been a true privilege and he continues to amaze and inspire us each day! We have been blessed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

They also do helicopter trips out of Seward airport up to Godwin Glacier where you do a sled dog ride on the glacier. I took it yesterday (6/23/14) and it was absolutely stupendous! See my review for this listed under Seward Helicopter Tours.

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

Thanks for the quick shout out about our helicopter glacier dog mushing excursion! We're glad you had a great experience and appreciate the kind words. :) More

East Palestine, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a great experience! I took my two daughters-ages 22 and 18- they were less than excited at first, but when we saw the puppies and got to hold they-they warmed up to the idea. The ride on the sled was fantastic and we all had a great time. It was an experience we will never forget! Travis was... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Meet Travis Beals a professional Iditarod musher. Travis leads the tour, let's you interact with the dogs and takes you on a cart pulled by the dogs. We saw an eagle fly from the nest at the kennel. Outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Unbelievable experience! The owners treat you like one of their own and guide you through the excitement of the sport and the "cuteness" of the dogs. I highly recommend this activity!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was a refreshing change to the normal 'tourist attractions' in Seward. If you love dogs, you must experience this! Riding in the 'wheeled sled' was amazing. It shows you the strength and enthusiasm of the dogs. Sarah and Travis are amazing hosts with as much determination as the dogs. (visit Resurrection Roadhouse nearby for good food and beer)

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