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Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel

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Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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A Fabulous Day

My husband and I arrived quite early for the tour. We were concerned me might need the extra time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate D

We were a group of five that visited in the break up season (29 April 2018) so our dog sled ride... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Tampa, Florida
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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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2134 Resolution Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-3911
+1 907-444-6150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived quite early for the tour. We were concerned me might need the extra time in case we got lost. But we followed the website's instructions to a tee and it was easy peasy! Anyway, we were quite early and we...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were a group of five that visited in the break up season (29 April 2018) so our dog sled ride ended up getting cancelled due to warm weather. We were disappointed but decided to tour the kennels. What an experience. If you love dogs,...More

1  Thank P8077YDkevinn
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I had this romantic view of dog sledding across pillowy snow and smooth rides. This was a roller coaster. It was amazing and exhilarating and actually a crazy rough ride at times. No smooth pillowy ride, and I'd do it again. Also it’s complicated. It...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I visited here to do a dog sled ride and I have to say, I have been converted to a bit of a dog lover! The dogs here were so friendly - clearly they are very loved and well looked after.. they were so happy...More

2  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We are dog lovers, not just likers, but lovers....there is a difference. So when we were in Fairbanks, we wanted to see if we could tour Comeback Kennel. Not finding a tour schedule on their website, I called their phone number and Lance Mackey himself...More

1  Thank Rhonda Z
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited Fairbanks in September and had the fortune to discover an ad about the Comeback Kennel. Our group really did not know a lot about dog mushing or the Iditarod. After touring with Lance and learning about the love and respect he has for...More

1  Thank Parkhopper59
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our visit to Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel has had a lasting impact on the 4 of us who visited there. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Fairbanks and requires a rental car, but it is definitely worth the trip. We were welcomed...More

1  Thank Gayle J
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It was an honor to meet Lance. He was such a great host. Even though it was raining the day we were at the kennel, we had a great day!! As a teacher, I always taught and followed the Iditarod and never dreamed that I...More

1  Thank onie46
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was a glorious 3-day vacation that exceeded all expectations. I had gone mushing once before, in Minnesota, but was upset by the way they treated the dogs and so was reluctant to join my friend when she invited me. But after seeing the documentary...More

2  Thank 687catherine
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is something that we looked forward to in planning our trip and we were not disappointed. From the moment that we met Lance, it was as if we were friends from down the road learning about dog sledding from this down to earth legend....More

1  Thank Jim V
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