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Happy Trails Kennel

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We traveled here on a large motor coach tour. Saw a video telling about Martin Buser's Iditarod... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Windom, Kansas, United States
via mobile
Learn from an Iditarod champion

This was a stop on a tour from our cruise ship. I was not really looking forward to it, but had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion
Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled here on a large motor coach tour. Saw a video telling about Martin Buser's Iditarod wins & struggles. Shown around the kennel, petted some dogs, got to see & hold puppies, talked with Martin. Very interesting, dedicated man. Loves animals. I recommend this...More

Thank counseljul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a stop on a tour from our cruise ship. I was not really looking forward to it, but had a great time. Martin Buster who won four times is the owner and I could not believe how down to earth and friendly he...More

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited another Iditarod champion’s kennels many years ago and it was great experience with our adult children. This visit to Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel showed that the standard of excellence from an educational perspective has been raised to a new level. The visit...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Martin Buser's property. He looked after everyone on our tour and warmly welcomed us. The video gave a good introduction to the race and his involvement in it. Then the visit outside to the dogs was amazing. They get...More

Thank iana4417
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We toured a different kennel last summer that was double the price and not kid friendly. It was interesting and enjoyable, but we found Happy Trails to be so much more laid-back while still being professional and fascinating! The tour guides have competed in the...More

Thank KristyJoy3
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Thes are the dogs that run the Iditerod race. Martin gives an enthusiastic description of the race and the dogs that run it. He then introduces you to the dogs themselves.

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Just visited this place on a whim. Martin loves the sport and loves his dogs, and it really shows. He’s very passionate about what he does and we loved learning about the sport and being able to ask tons of questions. The tour was casual...More

Thank ManderPander
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Martin takes good care of his clients as well as his dogs! He was there to greet us when we arrived, had a personal and engaging style, made himself available for all our questions, and hung out even after the tour when his puppies all...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Martin truly loves his dogs and it shows. Seeing them in their training habitat was a real treat. We learned a great deal about the Iditrod and the life style and training of the dogs. Kennel and area was super clean and everyone knowledgeable and...More

Thank Chocolatesue
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We visited with our teenage grandsons and had a really great visit! James, our guide, was enthusiastic and passionate about the dogs and the sport. We cuddled puppies, our grandsons got to outfit one of the dogs with the equipment used during the Iditarod, and...More

Thank stan c
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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.