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Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion
Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice stop as part of our land tour via NCL cruises. There were 3 tour buses that stopped at various times to Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennels. It is a nice property that is home to this former, and hopefully, future Iditarod champion....More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed September 10, 2018

See the sled dogs and cute pups. See the Iditarod movie in leather airline seats. Martin Buser and his son give great narration. They are mushers in the 1200 mile race. Martin won 4 times out of the 35 times he entered the race. It...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was the second time going to the kennels and I was NOT disappointed. Martin Buser is wonderful and he loves his family and dogs. He is a down to earth person and you can't leave here without feeling like you understand his passion for...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This was a great trip! Martin is the real deal, very genuine. We had a great tour, lunch, movie, time with puppies. This man is so genuine and the dogs are happy!

Thank Bilinda M
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The kennel is run by an experienced Iditarod champion. We were able to pet the puppies (my favorite part), watch a movie on Martin Buser's experience and tour the kennels and meet the dogs that train for the event. We were able to see their...More

Thank TravelmomFreeport_IL
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure about touring a musher kennel but it was an amazing and educational experience. To learn what these dogs are taught and how much love Martin has for his dogs and how much love they have for him was incredible. It takes a...More

Thank Sharlene M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Also meet members of the staff and Martin Buser who is a 4 time winner of the famous Alaska Iditarod. The dogs are friendly and enjoy being petted. There is a video that explains the incredible race and we learned all about how the dogs...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Our friends who live in Big Lake took us over to Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel for a tour of his kennel operation. Very informative with a short movie clip, tour of the actual kennels and hands on with the dogs and then a very...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We traveled here on a large motor coach tour. Saw a video telling about Martin Buser's Iditarod wins & struggles. Shown around the kennel, petted some dogs, got to see & hold puppies, talked with Martin. Very interesting, dedicated man. Loves animals. I recommend this...More

Thank counseljul
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This was a stop on a tour from our cruise ship. I was not really looking forward to it, but had a great time. Martin Buster who won four times is the owner and I could not believe how down to earth and friendly he...More

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May 12, 2017|
Response from KDGregg | Reviewed this property |
It took us a little less than an hour and a half.