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Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel

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Address: 2134 Resolution Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-3911
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+1 907-444-6150
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Tour the kennel of eight time 1000 mile race Champion Lance Mackey. Enjoy a...

Tour the kennel of eight time 1000 mile race Champion Lance Mackey. Enjoy a guided walk around the Kennels and watch a dog team driving demonstration. Play with the puppies and chat with Lance.

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Unique Alaskan experience

Definitely an unusual experience. Visit a real champion musher's kennel nd get a dog sled ride if you dare. Great place to visit if you love dogs. There may be puppies to hold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann K
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely an unusual experience. Visit a real champion musher's kennel nd get a dog sled ride if you dare. Great place to visit if you love dogs. There may be puppies to hold! We have even taken our dogs there to board, where they were very comfortable and happy.

Thank Ann K
Custer, Washington
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lance and Jenne were extremely accommodating. Jenne picked us up at our hotel and took two of us out to the kennel. The drive out to the property was beautiful, and conversation was great. We were welcomed at the property by Lance and many friendly dogs. Because only two other people were visiting, we were able to talk with Lance... More 

2 Thank CarolynD53
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I highly recommend everyone visiting Fairbanks visit Lance's Comeback Kennel. How cool to meet the 4 time Iditarod and Yukon Quest winner. 4 times in a row back to back. Not sure if people realize what that takes. His stories and triumphs were very interesting, his dogs were great. You can see and hear his passion for them and the... More 

Thank Patty M
Kansas City
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We booked this for our group of 7. We had a great time learning from Lance all about both his experience in the Iditarod as well as life caring for and training the pups. Our kids (8,10,12) loved playing with all the dogs, both adult and puppies. All the dogs were really well behaved with all of us running around... More 

Thank keplerhouse
Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

One gets into the mind and heart of an Iditarod champion by spending a few hours with Lance Mackey and his dogs. You can spend the entire time listening to him passionately describe how he trains the dogs, cares for them and wins with them. You will have a chance to meet and pet dozens of the dogs as well... More 

Thank kastarlives
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Lance Mackey is an amazing man. His frankness is humbling. Our 3 hour visit with his undivided attention was an unforgettable moment - and highlight - of our trip. Being Australians, we had no idea about the hype of sledding and the Iditarod, so we were led there by our very excited local friend who had a bit of a... More 

Thank Mommaofon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I can not say how bough amazing things about my experience and my tour. Must do while in Fairbanks! Beautiful views, amazing staff and adventurous!

Thank tonyadamron
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We spent 10 days exploring Alaska and my husband and I agree that this tour was one of the very best things we did! It was very personal, we were the only ones there and Lance Mackey greeted us himself and invited us to relax on the deck with him and chat while puppies played all around us. We also... More 

1 Thank CrankingChick
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My parents, boyfriend and myself visited Lance's last week and had a truly memorable experience. Lance himself gave us a tour and was extremely down to earth and humble, as well as very open about sharing his life experiences. I felt as if I was talking with a friend versus an acquaintance. He provided great information about the Yukon Quest... More 

2 Thank alyssas
La Habra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were in Fairbanks for my son's wedding and wanted to provide an Alaskan experience for those that had traveled up for the event but we had a limited time window. Wow did we pick the right thing!!! All eleven of us agreed it was fabulous! Lance and his nephew were so gracious, we never felt like we were anything... More 

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