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Sled Dog Demonstration

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Fun to see dogs

Excellent overview of the mushers kennels. Enjoyed the demonstrations and interacting with the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
jwanderlust
Doggone good!

Our children (ages 14,12,11,9,5) all loved this! A MUST DO for any family with children or dog... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Matt_Vernon456
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Valleyford, Washington
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“walk around” (21 reviews)
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Excellent overview of the mushers kennels. Enjoyed the demonstrations and interacting with the dogs.

Thank jwanderlust
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our children (ages 14,12,11,9,5) all loved this! A MUST DO for any family with children or dog lovers. Takes about 2 hours. Catch the bus from the main visitor's center to the Dog Sled Kennels.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Don't miss this. It is separate from the tours of the park and it would have been easy to have overlooked it. These are real working Huskies and they are beautiful creatures and you can pet some of them. The Park Rangers that gave the...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Very interesting. The best is when you can visits the dogs and pets those that are friendly. The demonstration is short by very illustrative. The talk of the ranger is too long. It has a free shuttle service from the visitor center bus stop. Exhibition...More

Thank derbunker
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The actual demo is very short, they hook up the dogs and run them around a track once. The bigger highlight was that before and after the demo you can visit with and pet the dogs.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Oh boy this was special! Just looking at these beautiful animals was a joy and a throwback down memory lane when we used to watch "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon" on television. As the park ranger finishes his presentation and then asks for the audience...More

Thank Filly048
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

So fun to see the dogs in action, and to be able to pet them! The rangers were great explaining the purpose behind dog sleds in the park! New puppies were adorable!

Thank arecordplayer
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The dogs are great and the ranger's presentation was enjoyable. I really enjoyed being able to see the dogs up close and actually being able to pet them and interact with them. It was summer, so no snow, but the dogs demonstrate by pulling a...More

Thank Louise F
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

I absolutely loved the sled dog demonstration. The dogs are unbelievable, the handlers are so good to the dogs. I was surprised by how tall and big the sled dogs are, and you can get up close and pet most of the dogs. They had...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This was one of my son's highlight of our trip. Before the presentation get there ahead of time, because you can pet the dogs. The presentation was great as well--very informative about the history of sled dogs and the park.

Thank Carrie D
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tumbleweed2258
April 18, 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!
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LMCM111
December 1, 2015|
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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
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