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Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel

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Fairbanks, AK, USA
About Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel
Tour the kennel of eight time 1000 mile race Champion Lance Mackey. Enjoy a guided walk around the Kennels and watch a dog team driving demonstration. Play with the puppies and chat with Lance.
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were excited about visiting this kennel. The morning we arrived we were greeted by young people who were keeping the kennels for Lance Mackey. They were somewhat knowledgeable of the running of the kennel but were purely amateurs that were there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lance M, Manager at Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Sorry this was your experience! We've never had our handlers reviewed this way - they're quite knowledgeable and experienced, for not being Lance himself or having extensive racing experience. Must have been an off day, and for that we apologize. Glad we've still got plenty...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

My husband and I arrived quite early for the tour. We were concerned me might need the extra time in case we got lost. But we followed the website's instructions to a tee and it was easy peasy! Anyway, we were quite early and we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank katedZ2803DF
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We were a group of five that visited in the break up season (29 April 2018) so our dog sled ride ended up getting cancelled due to warm weather. We were disappointed but decided to tour the kennels. What an experience. If you love dogs,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank P8077YDkevinn
Reviewed April 8, 2018

I had this romantic view of dog sledding across pillowy snow and smooth rides. This was a roller coaster. It was amazing and exhilarating and actually a crazy rough ride at times. No smooth pillowy ride, and I'd do it again. Also it’s complicated. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank hentis
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

I visited here to do a dog sled ride and I have to say, I have been converted to a bit of a dog lover! The dogs here were so friendly - clearly they are very loved and well looked after.. they were so happy...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank JenniferC1969
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We are dog lovers, not just likers, but lovers....there is a difference. So when we were in Fairbanks, we wanted to see if we could tour Comeback Kennel. Not finding a tour schedule on their website, I called their phone number and Lance Mackey himself...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rhonda Z
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We visited Fairbanks in September and had the fortune to discover an ad about the Comeback Kennel. Our group really did not know a lot about dog mushing or the Iditarod. After touring with Lance and learning about the love and respect he has for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Parkhopper59
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Our visit to Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel has had a lasting impact on the 4 of us who visited there. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Fairbanks and requires a rental car, but it is definitely worth the trip. We were welcomed...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Gayle J
Reviewed July 3, 2017

It was an honor to meet Lance. He was such a great host. Even though it was raining the day we were at the kennel, we had a great day!! As a teacher, I always taught and followed the Iditarod and never dreamed that I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank onie46
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This was a glorious 3-day vacation that exceeded all expectations. I had gone mushing once before, in Minnesota, but was upset by the way they treated the dogs and so was reluctant to join my friend when she invited me. But after seeing the documentary...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank 687catherine
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