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Sled Dog Demonstration

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Educational and fun

Visitors learn about how the park is patrolled using Alaska Huskies in the off season. The... read more

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Morrison, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed yesterday

Visitors learn about how the park is patrolled using Alaska Huskies in the off season. The demonstration show how much these dogs love their jobs. It's obvious the staff loves their jobs as well!

Thank molliowa
Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to see it to appreciate the work these folks and dogs do for the park and its visitors. The best thing is the opportunity to visit the dogs up close. Petting is allowed. (The dogs, not the staff.)

Thank TreadLightAdventurer
Reviewed 6 days ago

My children loved this! Its a small place/display. There's no cost, free to stop and look at the dogs. They day we stopped the dogs were getting photos take for a magazine article.

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 6 days ago

The demo is easy to get to per bus provided by the park service...be prepared to tip the driver. Upon exiting the bus, your short walk is met by several dozen dogs of various dispositions...all chained appropriately to their temperament. all are a joy to...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the free shuttle from the Denali National Park Visitor's Center to the dogs' living quarters and sled demonstration. They are beautiful and really happy dogs! The Park Rangers and assistants are great with the dogs and very knowledgeable in their field. The demonstration...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so fun! When we got there, all of the dogs were laying around like slugs. Most of them let everyone pet them and seemed really docile and mellow. Then our young ranger (don't know her name but she was wonderful. Clear, informative) gave...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get to pet and watch the digs both before and after the half hour show. You learn a lot about them and their care. if you are nto animals this is god to see and do. they are amazing animals.

Thank Carl J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free attraction that allows you to meet, pet, and learn about the sled dogs that patrol Denali National Park. The dogs and people were friendly. We enjoyed seeing the dog's excitement to run with the sled. We would recommend this attraction.

Thank ekrysinski3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a waste of time . I think the speaker was new and wasn't quite ready to speak to a group. I would not recommend this

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The demonstration was good. Visit and cuddle the dogs was the really nice thing here. They are really friendly and sweet.

Thank Anne1617
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19 April 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!
2 December 2015|
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