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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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Had a great time, a truly wonderful and fun experience. Dogs were great. Guide was fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
via mobile
A Must-Do on your Alaskan Trip!

The whole experience was amazing. I did the half day mushing school and I wish I could have stayed... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Stefanie G
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time, a truly wonderful and fun experience. Dogs were great. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank MattS3321
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. I did the half day mushing school and I wish I could have stayed all day. James was my guide and he was knowledgeable, personable, and so helpful! I got to pick out my dog sled team and was taught...More

Thank Stefanie G
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

What an incredible time. We could all only wish to love our job as much as these dogs. The ones that were selected (5 out of over 60+) yelped with excitement as those not selected cried. The trip was beautiful and our guide genuinely loved...More

Thank Bacchus49
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Where else can you mingle with a superstar in a sport ( 4 Time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser) but here. The presentation is good. You get to pet the dogs and watch them in action. Also, we were able to hold 12 day old puppies....More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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

1  Thank Ian T
Reviewed 2 August 2017 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 31 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 18 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
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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.