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Review of Husky Homestead

Husky Homestead
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead—home of Iditarod Champion, Jeff King. Husky Homestead is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 40 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska with a champion Iditarod team. Cuddle puppies upon arrival and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as the team explodes from the dog yard and runs on our treadmill before hitting the trail for a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain. Our 2017 tour season begins May 10th and ends on September 21st. Special Note(s): Dress in warm layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, gloves and a hat. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Outside portion of this tour is approximately 45 minutes, inside portion is approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to meeting you!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I loved this experience from beginning to end. What's not to love about holding an Alaskan husky puppy? I wish that part could have gone on longer! Learning about the training of the dogs and naming of the dogs was great! Meeting Jeff King and hearing him explain how the Itidarod works was fascinating and educational. Of course I had to buy the picture of me with the puppy--not cheap, but necessary!

1  Thank gnancy2011
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Its a must do, to arrive and be greeted with puppies, have your pictures taken, to be seated in an outside covered area and listen to the amazing way they name their dogs how they train them and then watch how they do it , then to an inside presentation by Jeff King who speaks from the heart about his life and his dogs , what a man!
A must trip whilst in Denali

Thank cnomis
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Read all the excellent reviews for this attraction. Everyone is absolutely correct. This place is wonderful, interesting and simply very cool(not to mention educational). We were picked up on time by one of the shuttles and delivered to the Homestead where we were handed a puppy. It only got better from there. The staff at the Homestead obviously loves what they are doing and this facility is perfect for visitors. From the blankets handed out to stave off the chills to the covered sitting area for the outside presentation to the warm and welcoming indoor presentation area. Jeff King is an amazing speaker and wears his passion for what he does, Alaska and most importantly the dogs on his sleeve. This trip is worth every minute, every dollar and an absolute don't miss if in the area. Call ahead for reservations and pick up coordinates...you cannot drive directly to the Homestead but have to take a shuttle. Do not miss the attractions.

1  Thank kurttj
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

So fun to be able to love on and interact with the beautiful dogs!! Didn't think we ere ever going to get the kids to leave!!

Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

One of the very best excursions while in Alaska! Jeff King and his crew do an amazing job! Oh the puppies! What a blast to socialize with the puppies!

Thank Terry H
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