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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 907-683-2904
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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. 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 runs 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.

Our 2017 tour season begins May 10th and ends on September 21st.

Special Note(s): Dress in warm layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, gloves and a hat. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Outside portion of this tour is approximately 45 minutes, inside portion is approximately 45 minutes.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Went for the kids, we loved it as much as they did!

On our recent trip to Alaska, the one thing my 7 & 11 year old daughters wanted to do was see sled dogs. I chose Husky Homestead due to the stellar reviews and the fact that... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2016
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

On our recent trip to Alaska, the one thing my 7 & 11 year old daughters wanted to do was see sled dogs. I chose Husky Homestead due to the stellar reviews and the fact that reviewers and the HH website mentioned playing with puppies. We went on a cold, rainy Sunday. A shuttle picked us up at a hotel... More 

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Palmyra
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

We loved holding the puppies, but this was also very informative. I had no idea the sled dogs were so small for their athletic ability. Clearly they love to run. Additionally, the talk by Jeff King about the Ididorod was facinating

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Humpty Doo, Australia
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This visit was a highlight of our tour. We got to cuddle baby sled dogs, this years litter of puppies, so cute!!!! They showed us how they keep the dogs exercised and harnessed them to a gutted quad bike and watched the excitement amount the dogs, they were literally barking"pick me pick me", wanting to be harnessed to this contraption... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Jeff King is a great storyteller because he has so much to say. This tour was great fun where you get to cuddle the puppies; it helps get them used to lots of different people and smells and noises that they will experience when racing, so you're actually doing Jeff a favour! The energy from the adult dogs is incredible... More 

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I took this tour on evening and it was one of the best "shore excursions" we took on our Alaska cruise. We were at the home of Jeff King a 4 time winner of the Iditarod. My wife got to hold some husky puppies just months old. Jeff was an active part of the tour, and a... More 

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Thank Bill G
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had a very interesting few hours amongst some Alaskan Huskies. Held some cuddly puppies. Learned a great deal about the Alaskan Husky and their breeding and training, especially as it relates to Sled Racing. Had a fascinating talk by Jeff King on his Iditarod experiences. As a 3 time winner, he has major and great achievements, however found his attitude... More 

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE THIS PLACE WITH ALL MY HEART!! Heaven really is a warm puppy. First off, they hand you a puppy as soon as you get off the bus (omg so cute). Second, they give you a demonstration of the adult dogs doing a run with a "summer sled" which is an ATV. Third, you get to hear from Jeff... More 

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Camas, Washington
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you only have a few choices to make during your stay in Denali National Park area, pick the Husky Homestead. Meet the legendary Jeff King and get up close and personal with Alaskan Husky puppies. Learn about what it's like to live rough in Alaska and how one survives on the Ititorod trail. Jeff and his helpers are great... More 

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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Cuddling puppies and watching sled dogs in action---so much fun! Heidi was our driver and gave the talk on how the process works in learning how to "mush" and the difficulties dogs and mushers can face. We watched the dogs pull an ATV around and then run on a treadmill! Jeff King, owner and 4 time Iditarod winner answered questions... More 

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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you get off their shuttle they hand you a puppy!! The tour was good. You sit outside and listen to someone talk and then they shuffle you inside to listen to Jeff King talk. Lots of talking, probably not a good tour for kids

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