A visit to the historic Trail Breaker Kennel should top your list of things to do on your next Alaskan vacation!

Join us for a Summer Kennel Tour or stop by on your Riverboat Discovery tour.

This iconic piece of Alaskan culture is conveniently located only a mile from the Fairbanks International Airport and along the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska.  This is a must-experience for dog-lovers and animal- lovers alike!

$69/adult & $49/child | 1.5 hours

We are proud to give visitors from around the world a glimpse into the lives of Trail Breaker’s Alaskan huskies and their musher companions. Learn what it’s like to run a kennel on a walking tour of one of the longest operating kennels in Alaska. Join one of our experienced mushers as they show you around the kennel, introduce you to our amazing sled dogs, and teach you how we prepare for the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest races. Get ready to see our sled dogs in action as our mushers take a team of excited huskies out for a training run around our property. Nothing beats this exhilarating visit to our historic kennel in Fairbanks, Alaska!

  •         Meet your musher guide as they welcome you to Trail Breaker Kennel, where our Alaskan huskies do what they love
  •         Meet our Alaskan huskies up close. Learn about how we care for our canine athletes and run a kennel in Interior Alaska
  •         Learn about our history and how kennel founders Susan Butcher and David Monson influenced the sport of dog mushing
  •         Watch as our experienced mushers hook up a team of huskies and take them on a training run around our beautiful property
  •         After the exciting dog mushing demonstration, learn about how we prepare and train for the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest Races
  •         Listen as our experienced musher guides share their expertise about the sport of dog mushing and experiences on the race trail
  •         Free time to ask any questions, pet puppies, and browse through our gift shop,  The Trail Breaker Trading Post  

A visit to Trail Breaker Kennel is the perfect way to start or cap off your Alaskan vacation.

 You will not want to miss out on this unique Alaskan experience!

View Trail Breaker Kennel on the Riverboat Discovery Tour

Trail Breaker Kennel has been a favorite stop on the Riverboat Discovery tour for over 20 years. During the three-hour river cruise, the Riverboat Discovery stops on the banks of the Chena River at Trail Breaker Kennel for an exciting show. Visitors learn what it takes to run a championship kennel from David, Tekla and our staff of seasoned dog mushers. After a thrilling dog mushing demonstration, visitors meet our incredible Alaskan huskies and mushers during their stop at the Chena Indian Village. We hope to see you down the river!

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  • Great Experience
    This tour was part of our Norwegian Cruise and land trip to Alaska. This is a very well run kennel and we came away from the experience with a greater appreciation of life in the North. The staff were great to answer any questions and gave us a history of dog sledding and where the sport is today. To top it off we were lucky enough to play with the 6-week old puppies!!

    Marcy B
    09/18/19 on Tripadvisor
  • Amazing community of people here at TBK, well worth the visit and so much to learn from the people who work here. The dogs are beautiful and amazing athletes each with their own personality. If you love dogs and want to learn about the history and culture of mushing this is the place to be! Make sure you ask lots of questions when you go! The guides are always happy to answer them with such enthusiasm and personal knowledge and experience about the great sport of mushing

    Alex J
    07/28/20 on Google
  • Being from the Midwest I knew absolutely nothing about mushing. After taking this tour I’m a lot more educated and look forward to following the sport. It’s always nice when you get a tour from someone who is passionate about their sport. Kailyn was able to explain the most basic questions to the most advanced with answers that were easy for the entire audience to understand (8yo kids to 70yo grandmothers). This was one of the most interesting tours we took on our 16-day journey of Alaska. If you are looking for souvenirs, their gift shop is super affordable!

    Mike Peters
    09/07/19 on Google

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