Top 9 Things to do in Willow, United States

August 8, 2017 Hector Krause

Willow is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 2,102.
Restaurants in Willow

1. Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod Kennel

Mile 64.5 Parks Hwy, Box 389, Willow, AK 99688 +1 907-495-1197
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5 based on 64 reviews

Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod Kennel

Reviewed By TubaKoseogluOkcu - Istanbul, Turkey

We, as a large group, spent almost a half day at this Kennel during our Alaskan trip and it was not a very memorable experience.

Though our host was very kind and very helpful, the overall experience was quite boring. We started with a briefing about kennels and races. It was interesting at first but it lasted too long and way to many details were shared. Then we visited the area. The host even let us visit his own private house, which was a nice gesture indeed.

Then we took a short walk in the woods where the major problem started: the mosquitoes!! Despite the repellers, they were all around, in our nose, ears, mouth.. it was very very annoying. Then we started to have tours with the dogs. In winter, it must be a great experience, I had done it in Lapland, Finland and it was the most thrilling activity. But doing it in summer, with wheels, it just feels like torture to dogs and it's not fun at all.

After the tour with the huskies, we came back to the premises where an open buffet lunch was waiting for us and mosquitoes were already all over the meals and on top of it, couple of dogs were also eating from the open buffet prepared for us.

It was indeed not a great experience at all. I'm sure in winter when there is snow around, this place must be dreamy but in summer, it was unbearable.

2. Happy Trails Kennel

Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
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5 based on 64 reviews

Happy Trails Kennel

Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion

Reviewed By Jason M - Austin, Texas

This was our first stop on a tour of Alaska. We are a family of 4 with 2 preteens. This was one of my family's favorite stops. Martin Buser, a 4 time Iditarod champion, is the owner and the guide for this encounter. He is very enthusiastic and upbeat. I learned a good deal about the Iditarod and the care of the dogs used for the race. Definitely glad we stopped here.

3. Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska

23880 Long Lake Road, Willow, AK 99688 +1 907-414-4547
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Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska

Travel through Alaskan wilderness with your own team of Iditarod sled dogs. Experience the thrill, beauty and love of dog sledding in Alaska. Ride or drive your own team! We offer winter tours in Willow and summer tours on a glacier near Anchorage accessible by helicopter ride. Year round adventures wait for you!

Reviewed By Todd S

This was my first time having the opportunity to take part on Dog Sled Mushing, from the moment we arrived at the kennel the staff was like family. They were very informative and explained everything professionally and took the time to answer all of our questions. If your in Alaska in the Winter I cannot day enough about Snowhook Adventure Guides, Wow!!

4. Legends Alaska

Mile 70 George Parks Hwy, Willow, AK 99688
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Legends Alaska

Customize your flight to include Mt. McKinley, Dall Sheep habitat, volcanoes, and off-airport landings. Step outside the box of commercialized Alaska and experience the Last Frontier the way we love it. Glaciers, abandoned gold mines, rivers red with salmon, rugged mountain ranges, sourdough cabins, and Iditarod checkpoints are just a few destinations and long or short flights that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Call today! Over 30 years experience flying from Barrow to Prince William Sound.

Reviewed By curioustravelor2010 - Becker, Minnesota

We took the Legends Alaska small plane tour from Willow to The Knik Glacier. The trip could not have been better. Our pilot, Walt, was knowledgeable and informative. He attended to our comfort at all times. Walt pointed out the sight and made sure we saw wildlife as well. The views on the way to and from the glacier were absolutely fantastic. The Knik Glacier was a short hike from where we landed and the view was amazing. We saw dall sheep and moose during the flight. Walt is a great pilot and tour guide. I highly recommend this trip!

5. High Country Kennels

Mile 71, Willow, AK
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5 based on 7 reviews

High Country Kennels

Reviewed By Sue L - westport

My family of 5 adults loved this dog sled ride during December 2014! The ride goes through the prettiest forest area, along the Iditarod Trail, in Willow. Our guide/driver, Christina, was a wonderful young woman who answered all of our questions and was fun to be with. Since it is a small, family-owned company, the service was very personal and perfect. Overall, this is an experience you shouldn't miss!

6. Alaska Chinook Charters

29691 Deshka Landing Rd, Willow, AK 99688
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Alaska Chinook Charters

Reviewed By h2odog2018 - Big Lake, Alaska

Dan has taken me fishing for going on 20 years. As a salmon guide, he is extremely knowledgeable. He knows the water he guides on and he knows what the fish want. He uses good tackle and effective fishing technique. My friends and have caught kings (chinook) and silvers (coho) under his guidance. His boating skills are top notch and safety is paramount. I'm looking forward to fishing with him again, soon.

7. Double E Kennels

11048 Lakes O_ the Su Dr, Backcountry Warriors Lodge, Willow, AK 99654
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Double E Kennels

Reviewed By polarbreeze - Eagle River, Alaska

We were able to experience a dog sled tour with Double E Kennels today and it was the most amazing Alaska experience. The operators Alan and Tanjala Eischens, could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The dogs were happy, friendly and obviously excited to be pulling the sleds. Once we were loaded in the sleds the dogs could not wait to get going. After one circuit we switched places and now I was mushing. The snow was perfect. The scenery was amazing. The entire experience was amazing.

That was my nephews statement from today's experience. While visiting from Tennessee, we arranged for my brother and his son to have a dog sled tour. The experience could not have been better.

8. Willow Creek Studio

161169 Parks Highway, Willow, AK 99605 +1 907-227-1027
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5 based on 1 reviews

Willow Creek Studio

Reviewed By RockinM412 - Dallas, Texas

So many gifted artists and vendors under one roof. We were greeted and well cared for by Joan. We purchased several items and then, Joan offered to take our pictures in the big chair out front. Will shop here again, next visit! Plus, she shipped to Texas for us. Great service. Great gallery!

9. Kashwitna Lake

Mile 76.4 Parks Highway, Willow, AK 99688
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Kashwitna Lake

Reviewed By Steven W - Anchorage, Alaska

Nice lake in the middle of Doggie-ville USA. From the hill near the hardware store in Willow north you will begin to get some good views of Denali. The best ones seem to be in winter with the sun in the south and the sky is free from dust & pollen.

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