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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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See Jeff King's Training Operation and Help Train the Dogs

This was an interesting location. It's clean, at least as clean as a working dog training center... read more

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Brett M
Great place to visit to see close up mush dogs

You get the see close up the dogs that are used to pull the sleds that run in the Iditarod sled dog... read more

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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead—home of Iditarod Champion, Jeff King. Husky Homestead is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 40 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska with a champion Iditarod team. Cuddle puppies upon arrival and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as the team explodes from the dog yard and witness their beauty in motion as they run on our treadmill before hitting the trail for 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. Dress in extra layers, wear comfortable shoes, bring bug repellent - and your camera! Our 2018 season runs from May 9th - September 14th.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 907-683-2904
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting location. It's clean, at least as clean as a working dog training center gets. The presentation was entertaining and thorough. There's time to interact with the puppies too.

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Reviewed yesterday

You get the see close up the dogs that are used to pull the sleds that run in the Iditarod sled dog race, how they are raised and trained, and hear Iditarod Champion Jeff King tell how it is to race. Absolutely fascinating. Thes dogs...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed learning about the Iditarod and seeing the beautiful dogs in action! The puppy interaction was a special treat!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter (a lawyer who works in the appellate court) wanted to visit Husky Homestead and the rest of the family went along her choice. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The puppies were adorable and we could cuddle them. The adult huskies...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely loved our time with the puppies and learning about the Iditarod. Very enjoyable! Would definitely do this again!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this excursion. The presentations were captivating and the puppies were adorable. It got so loud from the dogs barking “pick me, pick me” when they were selecting the dogs to do the mushing demonstration. Once the dogs were picked and hooked up to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Meet and listen to the world's greatest mushers talk about the facts and give details. See the world's greatest athletes and hold their offspring. I run marathons, which doesn't hold a candle to these guys. Humans can run 12 mph for a couple hours. These...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a 2 1/2 hour activity including transport time (they pick up from certain hotels) and it was fantastic. When you arrive they hand the puppies around so everyone gets a hold and a pat (it helps socialise the puppies too!) - then you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great time with the visit to see the Huskies. Pick up from the hotel was on time and a short ride to the home of the Huskies. Very informative and the puppies steal the show.

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Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was well worth the money! We learned so much about the sport of sled dog racing and the care of these wonderful athletes! We will forever be a fan of sled dog racing and being able to meet Jeff King was a plus! We...More

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selfspa
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hello Selfspa! Since you posted this question to Husky Homestead, I can really only answer on behalf of us - so thank you for your interest! Our presentations are broken up into three parts, the first of which is "puppy... More
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Joy P
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hello Joy P! There is no difference in the experience depending on how you book your visit with us. We do allot a certain number of spaces to some of our partners, but once those spaces are filled the company will often... More
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Tiger-Mouse3
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Yes! While they may not be a litter that belongs to Husky Homestead, we often welcome puppies from other mushers during our summer season. :) Our dogs are known for their friendly nature, and training begins with... More
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