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Sled Dog Demonstration

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Learn about mushers and their digs

The Denali Park Visitors center featired a ooen kennel to visit with the dogs trained for dog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judith D. G
Unexpected but really fun

I had no idea they had sled dogs in the park so had to see them (though it was a bit of a toss-up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Everett, Washington
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denali Park Visitors center featired a ooen kennel to visit with the dogs trained for dog sleds. Allowed to let dogs abd interact before and after the race demostration.

Thank Judith D. G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea they had sled dogs in the park so had to see them (though it was a bit of a toss-up whether to go for a hike or see the dogs--I made the right decision!) I was a bit concerned that they...More

Thank panda618
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family and friends here. The Park Ranger started the demo by talking about the dog's care, how they are trained and how the dogs were used in the past and are still being used for! The dogs were incredible! Each one had...More

Thank jlipp5240
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jwanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Matt_Vernon456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jlmVirginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 September 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.

Thank therealmjfox
Reviewed 14 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 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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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