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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-683-2904
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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky...

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod Champion Jeff King. This tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain. Our 2016 tour season begins May 13th and ends on September 21st. We look forward to meeting you!

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Puppies are great, but Jeff is the real attraction!

Everyone talks about the puppies! I love puppies as much or more than the next person (my husband has had to hold me back from bringing home more!), but the real attraction here... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone talks about the puppies! I love puppies as much or more than the next person (my husband has had to hold me back from bringing home more!), but the real attraction here is Jeff King. He is very friendly, down-to-Earth, funny, tells a good story, all while giving you good information about the life of a musher and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We originally booked this excursion because we really miss our own dog who died a year ago and you get to hold puppies. As you get off the bus you are given a cuddly young puppy to hold. However, you are also treated to learning about the training program and see the dogs in action pulling an ATV. The owner,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only did we get to experience the puppies and dogs but we got to hear about the culture related to huskies and dog sledding; two perspectives were giving; one by a 3 time (male) champion of the Iditarod and one by a female who has run the iditarod and who is a school teacher and grew up "off grid."... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience and very informative. Getting to hold the puppies is an added bonus. High recommend!

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Concord, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an awesome time holding puppies and learning about Iditarod and life in Alaska. Jeff King was a great speaker and has a great sense of humor. We all enjoyed seeing the dogs on an exercise run. Holding the cuddly puppies was the highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dogs, dogs, dogs and Jeff King. What more can you ask for. A great demonstration of the Husky way of life with musher Jeff King. He's funny, informative, genuine and keeps the conversation moving at a fast pace. Just wonderful.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Jeff King, the king of mushers. This is his home, his dog yard & his life. His employees give an excellent presentation. Great information about dog mushing. Jeff then talks about his experiences & answers questions. You get to hold the puppies, which is the best part. What a great place to go when in Denali National Park.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great tour. Jeff King puts on a nice demonstration and totally explains how he got into iditarod racing, why he moved to alaska, how to run the race, how to raise the dogs, how to pick the right ones for the race, etc. His home/dog homestead is nicely laid out and would work for a handicapped person as well. You... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a lot more out of this excursion than I had expected! We not only got to hold the puppies and meet a few of the dogs, but we learned a lot about the Ititarod. Jeff is very personable and entertaining and his staff were great too, especially Jordan, who drove our excursion bus and gave a nice talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Husky Homestead Tour is a must see! My husband, son and I just loved it. You are first greeted by all the adorable puppies and after you get lots of puppy love, you meet Jeff King and staff for a wonderful presentation about their sled dogs. Jeff especially provides an outstanding and humorous presentation providing details of his iditarod... More 

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