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Sled Dog Demonstration

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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK

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Pricey, but worth every penny Got a great understanding of how the dogs are bred, and 2.5 mile ride with them pulling the sled. Even "drove" the sled although with some... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Estero, Florida
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Estero, Florida
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Pricey, but worth every penny Got a great understanding of how the dogs are bred, and 2.5 mile ride with them pulling the sled. Even "drove" the sled although with some restraint by the organizers. The chopper ride from town to the glacier and back is 25% of the experience too

Thank RoyVB
new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a great experience for me to see because I have had sled dogs and raced them in New Jersey on snow courses with an Alaskan Dog Sled so I know how hard you have to train the dogs and yourself to endure the hardships of the trails that you race against the clock on. You may ask what... More 

Thank emtdpw
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Put on by National Park Service Rangers who apparently provide care for the dogs and equipment as well. The narration and explanations about the use of dogs in Denali during the winter is very well done. The kennel areas are also open to the excited dogs. There is also a small room devoted to some history and dog sledding in... More 

Thank 04DougW
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great side trip, highly recommend. Note, if taking the 1.9 mile hike from the Visitor/Trans Center to the Sled Dog Demo area, it seemed like it was all up hill!

Thank Valerie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were transported via bus to the sled dog area. We were met by a ranger who told us we could pet any of the dogs in the open area who appeared to want to be petted. We were asked to respect the dogs and not to force ourselves on them. My husband and I were greeted very affectionately by... More 

Thank MarylandCatmom
san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

You get to see the Alaskan huskies and even pet them. The dogs are so fun to see uncles. We even got to see some really cute puppies. We did not see this but there is a dog show that is very popular with little kids and dog lovers.

Thank 2cents_from_sf
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you look for traces of dogs painted on the sidewalk near the visitor center and go for the direction you get to the bus station from where you taken for free to view the park sled dogs demonstration. In the park grow a small team of sled dogs and it is worth getting to the demonstration of dogs and... More 

Thank davidkalir
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent Activity. Free activity to do - check times at shuttle station or visitor centre. Free shuttle to and from visitor centre directly to the Sled Dogs. We spent the morning with the Husky Sled Dogs. The dogs are gorgeous and some of them are very cuddly which was emotional as we missed our two babies back home in Australia!... More 

Thank Lisa G
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are visiting Denali National Park, this is a presentation that one should not miss! This dog sled demo offers you the opportunity to actually see a sled dog demo around a lap course and also see the husky sled dogs up front and pet them. They offer the dog sled demos two times a day during the summer... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Park uses dog sleds for lots of reasons and they offer free demos that are marvelous! A must visit! We got to see the adult dogs and lots of puppies. There was an explanation of the use of dog sleds and a demo that was fabulous.

Thank 22Janjim20

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