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Sled Dog Demonstration

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Great View into Sled Dogs and their Training

This is really simple and easy ... you get to see Alaskan husky dogs (and you may be surprised by... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Jack1959
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Bedford, New Hampshire
lovely dogs

No snow, but all the dogs were keen to drag the sleds anyway. You could sense the disappointment of... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Tony2326
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“visitor center” (59 reviews)
“walk around” (21 reviews)
“free shuttle” (19 reviews)
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is really simple and easy ... you get to see Alaskan husky dogs (and you may be surprised by what they look like), you get to pet some of them, you get to see them run and pull a sled on wheels. What could...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

No snow, but all the dogs were keen to drag the sleds anyway. You could sense the disappointment of the dogs that were not chosen for a run. The best part of a pretty average National Park all things considered

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

It gives you a great look into the breeding, care and training of the sled dogs for the monitoring of the park in the winter. The dogs are amazingly strong and love to run.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Such an unexpected treat. We got to pet huskies, snuggle huskies, watch them run, and learn all about their role in the park. Totally worth it. Lines from the visitor center to the kennel start to form early and are crazy long. But they took...More

Thank GJW3
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

So very well run and organized. I wish I could remember the name of the young girl who ran the demonstration, but her love of her job and enthusiasm was so refreshing. The dogs are awesome. The ones who don't have their pen areas roped...More

Thank ParksRCalling
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We took the bus ride to see the sled dog demonstration. It was very organized and the crowds were managed nicely. People could touch several dogs. The puppies were adorable. The talk by the ranger was outstanding! The dogs did their demonstration and the handlers...More

Thank Roxanne W
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Walking up to the kennels was so fun to see and pet some of the dogs. The Demonstration was really informative and educational.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We took the 10 minute bus ride from the visitor center to the dog kennel area 45 minutes before the demonstration. First you get to see all the dogs, most sitting out on top of their kennels, easy to view. Four or five are available...More

Thank Peabody22
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Wasn't that enthusiastic about going but the passion of the rangers here are infectious. Really glad I went and learned a great deal about dog sledding and the role these dogs play accessing this remote park in the winter time. Expect to spend about an...More

Thank TheMongooseIsLoose
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We boarded one of the first buses to head to the kennel. Once there a ranger gave us a quick briefing, then we were free to go pet any dogs that were within reaching distance. No going beyond the railing, but if the dogs came...More

Thank L8rCharlie
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tumbleweed2258
April 18, 2017|
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Response from CandieTravels | Reviewed this property |
You have the option to take a bus from the visitor center or you can hike there. The bus ride is a short ride and offered round trip. Dress casually, the same as you would for the national park!
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LMCM111
December 1, 2015|
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Response from maryaileen2016 |
We went to the sled dog presentation and demonstration on the second day of our stay. Some of the tours leave VERY early in the morning (5:15, 5:30). If you're on an early tour you may be able to catch the last show---I'm... More
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