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Sled Dog Demonstration

Features Animals
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Enjoyed seeing the dogs

The dogs are great and the ranger's presentation was enjoyable. I really enjoyed being able to see... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Louise F
Nashville, Tennessee

I absolutely loved the sled dog demonstration. The dogs are unbelievable, the handlers are so good... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Jennifer H
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 7 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is really simple and easy ... you get to see Alaskan husky dogs (and you may be surprised by what they look like), you get to pet some of them, you get to see them run and pull a sled on wheels. What could...More

Thank Jack1959
Reviewed 6 September 2017

No snow, but all the dogs were keen to drag the sleds anyway. You could sense the disappointment of the dogs that were not chosen for a run. The best part of a pretty average National Park all things considered

Thank Tony2326
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It gives you a great look into the breeding, care and training of the sled dogs for the monitoring of the park in the winter. The dogs are amazingly strong and love to run.

Thank mdevine7557
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Such an unexpected treat. We got to pet huskies, snuggle huskies, watch them run, and learn all about their role in the park. Totally worth it. Lines from the visitor center to the kennel start to form early and are crazy long. But they took...More

Thank GJW3
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

So very well run and organized. I wish I could remember the name of the young girl who ran the demonstration, but her love of her job and enthusiasm was so refreshing. The dogs are awesome. The ones who don't have their pen areas roped...More

Thank ParksRCalling
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We took the bus ride to see the sled dog demonstration. It was very organized and the crowds were managed nicely. People could touch several dogs. The puppies were adorable. The talk by the ranger was outstanding! The dogs did their demonstration and the handlers...More

Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Walking up to the kennels was so fun to see and pet some of the dogs. The Demonstration was really informative and educational.

Thank luv2wk2
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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