Well-known musher and writer Mary Shields (the first woman to complete the Iditarod sleddog race) offers an intimate two-hour glimpse into the life of a dog team and the Alaskans who raise and love them. You’re asked to call first to confirm space and then make an online reservation.

The kennels are just north of the Large Animal Research Station on the UAF campus. Transportation is available to the kennels from downtown for $20, round-trip.