Gold Rush Sled Dogs & 40 Below
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Come to the Klondike Gold Fields where you will be immersed in the history of the Klondike Gold Rush and then meet our Iditarod sled dogs and their puppies!
Come to the Klondike Gold Fields where you will be immersed in the wild history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Travel back in time through history as photographs, artifacts, and interpretive displays bring the past to life.
Meet our Musher for a video presentation that introduces you to dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush and highlights winter dog sledding of today. On your way to meet the Iditarod sled dogs and their puppies, stop by the checkpoint tent with your musher. Here you are introduced to all the gear a musher and dog team takes with them on a long distance race like the Iditarod. Next your musher introduces you to the team and then hooks the dogs to a sled for a demonstration run. Upon the Musher's return, guests are invited to interact with the dogs and hold the puppies.
Feel the cold of an Iditarod race and experience the thrill of 40 Below! After suiting up in a parka and snow boots, step into a cold chamber and watch water evaporate instantly and experience other unique features of the extreme cold.
Your gold rush experience isn’t complete until you meet a cast of costumed characters for fun and a chance to find your fortune at the Klondike Gold Fields. Learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed.
Enjoy leisure time to browse in the Gold Parlor for fine jewelry and gold nuggets & the Gold Shack for fresh baked sweets & gold gifts galore, visit the Gold Rush Restaurant and Brewery for a sample of homemade root beer and brews or just relax along the river enjoying the mountain views.
Stay past your departure time, and Klondike Gold Fields will provide you a ticket for a shuttle ride back to your ship or town. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes from the Klondike Gold Fields so you can stay as long as you like!