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Dog Sled Discovery & Musher's Camp

Juneau, AK
+1 907-983-4444
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Awesome experience

Had so much fun petting and learning about the incredible dogs and sport. The mushers were super... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Siobhan W
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See the dogs

Took this side trip while in Juneau and enjoyed it very much. A nice drive up to where they live... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bobal59
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Experience a true Alaskan adventure while supporting the official state sport! Take an exhilarating sled ride and play with our husky puppies, all in the heart of the lush Alaskan rainforest.When you arrive at our authentic summer training camp for mushers and their sled dogs, you will participate in a sled dog summer training run on our custom-designed, wheeled summertime sled. Discover the power in a team of Alaskan huskies as they whisk your sled down a mile long trail through the depths of the Tongass National Rainforest! Then join one of our dog handlers and sled dogs for interactive demonstrations on mushing equipment and the impeccable care the dogs receive. Your dog handler will also entertain you with knowledge about the training, history, races, and inspiring efforts required by this sport.Marvel at the untamed beauty that has lured you to Alaska when you walk across our suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek. Our Musher’s Camp is surrounded by moss-covered forest with huge spruce and hemlock trees. The views are simply awe-inspiring.Finally, cuddle up with our husky puppies, and take your picture with these adorable future athletes!This excursion is the perfect mix of Alaska’s culture, history, adventure, ruggedly gorgeous wilderness, and of course sled dogs and puppies! Notes: All ages welcome, and most special needs may be accommodated. Round trip transportation and complimentary refreshments are provided.
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Juneau, AK
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+1 907-983-4444

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had so much fun petting and learning about the incredible dogs and sport. The mushers were super knowledgeable and made it really fun

Thank Siobhan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took this side trip while in Juneau and enjoyed it very much. A nice drive up to where they live from the cruise ship. You get to see all the dogs and also get to pet them. Al the workers were very friendly. They also...More

Thank bobal59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great scenery to see on the way to the camp. Very interesting to hear about sled dog racing and see the dogs. Unbelievable how the dogs can run and pull the summer sleds with 6 people. The dogs are not that big but fast. And...More

Thank marvb56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our tour. Tim was a wealth of information. The dogs are happy and healthy and love to race.

Thank Cherie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This excursion was very informative in the history of Alaskan dog transportation and impressive in how much time and energy it takes to care for and train these dogs. Our first dog was a husky and so, given the opportunity, we had to see Alaskan...More

Thank Zhaybt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dog Sled Discovery with Alaska Excursions is exactly as advertised. Take a few minute dog sled, learn about the dogs and the sport, play with puppies. What's not to love? There are also warm drinks available. Overall it took about 2.5 hours. We loved...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to go for people that love dogs! Robert was very kind in letting us take a ride from his dogs. He was very informative and his dogs were very well behaved. Seeing the puppies at the end was icing on...More

Thank mmkuder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great excursion! Well organized with energetic and informative guides! Carolyn and Robert were outstanding! Loved being on the sled behind the dogs, learning about the ididerod, and especially the time cuddling the puppies!!!

Thank lathamke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (58, 20 &20) went to this in May 2017; It was the highlight of our trip. Not only was the information fascinating and informative, we learned so much about the dogs, the races and what goes into both raising the dogs and running...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

For someone who lives on the other side of the world, it was amazing to be able to tick something like this off my list. Although it would have been fun to go racing in snow, it was still a laugh and a lot of...More

Thank jetsettingaussies
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sicilianprincess1
Are these dogs treated humanely? I think we are past the days where this is necessary...animals aren't here to entertain us...I would like to know the conditions provided to these dogs
8 July 2016|
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Response from RussnRebecca | Reviewed this property |
In our experience, they were very much loved! These are personal animals of the handlers and are given breaks after just a few runs. The yelping is them saying "let's go!" they just love to run! I'm huge on animal rights, we... More
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FAAAbio_Traveller
Hello. This question is to camp staff. We had the pleasure of taking our family on a visit to your camp as a shore excursion from the Norwegian Sun in August 2015. It was fantastic - interesting, fun and full of activity. Sadly we just read a story about some nut job on a snowmobile attacking two Iditarod teams outside Nulato today (March 11th). The people and dogs we met at your camp were so great during our visit we wondered. It's awful this happened to any of these dedicated teams or amazing dogs but it feels more personal given our visit. We were wondering/worried if those two teams today were some of the teams that trained at your camp. It would be nice to know. Our thoughts and best wishes to the competitors. F. Soler and D. Howie
13 March 2016|
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Response from Robert M | Property representative |
Thank you for the concern! We had 3 teams racing in the Iditarod this year- luckily none of them were impacted by the incident you read about. We appreciate your love for the dogs and we apologize it took so long for us to... More
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