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Alaska Wilderness Adventure

245 reviews
About Alaska Wilderness Adventure
On your ATV you will visit the historic remote 1959 Devore family homestead with Dennis Devore, an original family member. Learn how these hardy pioneers survived the harsh conditions of Alaskan homesteading. You can drive your own ATV or ride a comfortable ATV-drawn covered wagon as the homestead is accessible only by trail. Guests may try gold panning on the homestead quarter at Wiggle Creek. Lunch is included. Photo opportunities of Mt. McKinley.
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Talkeetna, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great Alaskan adventure. The Devore family made our family's visit to Alaska very special. Very accommodating and informative. All around great time. Can't say enough great things about our experience!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank prendevillain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I searched high and low for an ATV tour to take, and we kept coming back to this one - the reviews were glowing, and something just said 'PICK ME!' We drove up and met Jessie, Dennis's daughter. She was going to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tracy L
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This tour has a little bit of everything - Talkeetna history, personal histories (the DeVores & whoever your guide is that day), gold panning, firearms shooting, photography, yummy food, and, of course, ATV riding. I highly recommend it for anyone who’d like a taste of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank srpilch
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Patricia is an awesome guide. She has a great spirit and lives off the grid. A fun time that you must experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rpatterson2017
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The four in our group took the morning ATV ride out to Dennis's homestead. The ride was perfect with blooming fireweed on one side, forest on the other, and a clear blue sky. The homestead is beautiful with an added bonus of a trout and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Betty J
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Following getting suited up for the ride and safety checkout you drive through town to pick up your preordered sandwich. Then take a great ATV ride to the tour owners home where you are greeted warmly and enjoy lunch, target shooting and panning for gold....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BillinSatBch
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with Alaska Wilderness Adventures. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a fun and interesting over view of Talkeetna and the surrounding homestead area. Pacing was perfect, with you arriving at the cabin in time for lunch. Would highly recommend to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jprepp
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Little bit of a cookie cutter ride, few miles out and few miles back. It was fun but if you compare the cost to the fun, a little on the soft side. Three of us on the ride, throttle on my ATV was either in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caryperk
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Very interesting meeting Dennis and hearing his family's story about homesteading in Talkeetna! Dennis has built his cabin on part of the homestead property, a lovely area. Our guide, Guy, seemed to be new to leading a group, but eager to please. He did, however,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our guide Guy did a great job sharing his state and state of mind with us on our ride. Beautiful country, great tasting water! Arletta was a hoot! Thanks for adjusting to our schedule and getting us out there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from coco122815 | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 different tour/rides you can do. We took the one without the lunch, shooting range, or gold panning. We took the ride only, that made 3 stops, one at the original homestead, current homestead (beautiful), and... More
June 23, 2018|
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Response from mark b | Reviewed this property |
They have a wagon that can be towed, best call or email them directly for faster response for a spefic question like this.
June 10, 2018|
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Response from L1123AIsharons | Reviewed this property |
They will try to accommodate your schedule. Very easy to work with