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Turning Heads Kennel

#11 of 46 Tours in Seward
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Address: 31722 Herman Lierer Road, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: +1 907-224-6686
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

We are two mushers - Travis Beals & Sarah Stokey - who share a passion...

We are two mushers - Travis Beals & Sarah Stokey - who share a passion for dog sledding, the Iditarod sled dog race, & story telling. Come meet our dogs, play with our puppies, and learn a little bit about Alaska's state sport before going for a fun dog sled ride. Our tours are kept small, customized to your groups needs, and are very hands on. We look forward to meeting you!

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60 Minute Scenic Flight over Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forest

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A really fun experience

We happened to see a stall at the cruise terminal in Seward selling the tour and ride. The lady selling the tour was really helpful and even gave us a lift to the centre of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happened to see a stall at the cruise terminal in Seward selling the tour and ride. The lady selling the tour was really helpful and even gave us a lift to the centre of the town as we had a lot of time before the tour started. She then picked us up and took us to the kennels, even... More 

Thank Sylvia212
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited a number of kennels before but Travis' kennel's different. Dogs look not just healthy but very happy. Travis is very generous with stories and interesting details on dogsledding and the Iditarod, you can ask him every question. He and his team are super kind and will do everything to let you enjoy the experience exactly the way... More 

Thank jeangrey82
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travis gave us the tour and I could tell that he loves the dogs and what he does. We got to meet and pet the dogs and hold the puppies. Then we got on the cart and he hooked up the dogs and took us around the path. We were there in August so there wasn't any snow on the... More 

Thank Susan W
Waterville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard wonderful things about Turning Heads Kennel and we were not disappointed. We walked through the kennel visiting with the dogs, then we were able to hold puppies (some as young as 4 days old). We listened to what it takes to run in the Iditarod, then we were pulled in a modified golf cart by a team of... More 

Thank kidwings
Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 went on a tour of the kennels and had an amazing time. Our 87 year old grandpa didn't really want to go to begin with, but when he got there and met some of the dogs he had a fantastic time. The tour groups were small which gave the whole experience a personalized feel. Holding puppies,... More 

Thank Andy K
Davis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is totally worth it. The dogs are amazing. You get to go around their 'test track' with the dogs pulling you. Its incredible how easy/fast the dogs pull you. And the puppies are super cute. My kids didn't want to give them up! And the information Travis gives you about the dogs and mushing is really neat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really had fun here. Those dogs are so clever and I've never seen so many happy dogs. We had a great ride pulled by the dogs and Travis showed us their capabilities. Then we had chance to meet all the dogs up close including cuddles with a litter of puppies. Picture of puppy attached.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turning Heads Kennel, Seward, AK was an awesome experience. 12 dogs, some will be in the next Iditarod, pulled us plus 500 pounds of sled! So fun, and puppies too! Thanks Travis, you are a great musher & guide! Looking forward to following you & the dogs in Iditarod 2017.

Thank BellainBellevue
Delphos, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travis and Sarah were amazing. We showed up early on a Sunday afternoon and they were very open to showing us around and giving us a wonderful experience. The time at Turning Heads was very educational. After our return to Ohio this is one of the adventures we share the most. It was great to see a young couple's passion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Palm Bay, FL OMG !!! We were a family of 5. Grandparents & 3 grandchildren. This was such an awesome experience! Everyone was so nice and helpful. We had an awesome pilot Brandon who was very good with the grandchildren. Answered their questions and listened to what they asked and explained everything to them. Visiting the glacier was totally awesome... More 

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