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Happy Trails Kennel

Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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A memory to cherish

I, like most people, had an impression of the Iditarod sled race. The vague idea was that a number... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian T
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Unexpected highlight

I thought this was just going to be a time filler stop. Was I wrong, this was a great experience... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Canton, Ohio
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Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion
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Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I, like most people, had an impression of the Iditarod sled race. The vague idea was that a number of dogs were attached to s sled and driven through merciless terrain in unspeakable conditions. How wrong I was! Some of those conditions were indeed grueling;...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was just going to be a time filler stop. Was I wrong, this was a great experience for all. 4 time Iditarod winner, great all around guy and extremely hard worker Martin Buser is a true Alaskan hero. We started with a...More

Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i'm not a big dog person, but i find the iditarod an unbelievable feat. learning how the people who attempt this train and complete this race was just fascinating. Martin Buser & his son were so informative. their accomplishments are just amazing.

Thank barbrvc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop on a tour of Alaska. We are a family of 4 with 2 preteens. This was one of my family's favorite stops. Martin Buser, a 4 time Iditarod champion, is the owner and the guide for this encounter. He is...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our best time in Alaska! James is really so cool and friendly, we had to go back next day again, we had so much fun. The dogs are great! It's awesome to meet them, to find out almost all of them did the Iditarod 😳!...More

Thank Bingitt
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had such a great time here! Shaun was an exceptional host and driver, answering all our questions and sharing interesting information the whole time. The trails are gorgeous and we even watched a bald eagle fly overhead while sledding! But the dogs are the...More

Thank KDGregg
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful day with Happy Trails Kennel. When we arrived we were greeted by Martin Buser as he departed on a 60 mile sled run in prep for the upcoming Iditarod. We loved that we were not rushed at all and we...More

Thank emmarose1893
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were warmly welcomed by Martin Buser himself (4-time Iditerod champion), and by all the dogs at their kennels, too. Martin's son Rohn (also a musher like his dad) and one of their racing dogs gave a demonstration of how a sled dog is dressed...More

Thank Sallie A
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had great time with four-times Iditarod champion Martin Buser at Happy Trails Kennel. The tour was very informative, we learned a lot about dogs and Iditarod race. And puppies are so cute of course :)

Thank Vacati0nier
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Martin Buser's dog and his presentation of mushing and marathon sled dog work was the best I have encountered

Thank Ken B
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13 May 2017|
Response from KDGregg | Reviewed this property |
It took us a little less than an hour and a half.

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