Door County Sled Dogs Discovery Center in Ephraim Opens June 9

The Door County Sled Dogs invite everyone to visit their Education/Discovery Center in Ephraim, opening June 9. This one-of-a-kind experience provides a variety of fun ways to learn about dogs and to meet some working rescues, mostly Husky mixes.

Learn about the history of the sled dog while touring the Mush-Room. Many of the featured items contained in these exhibits were donated by champion mushers (dog sled drivers) such as Door County native Joe May, Susan Butcher, Lance Mackey and others.

The All Breeds room provides information on most breeds. When a prospective adopter understands a breed’s characteristics and genetics, they make a more informed choice and have a better chance at providing their new companion a home. This area also features two new exhibits: Dogs with Jobs and Dogs in the Military.

Everyone agrees, however, the most memorable part of the visit is the chance to meet the team of sled dogs and the volunteers who love and live with them. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, meet the entire team and learn their stories, have a chance to cuddle with them, play with them in their big back yard, take lots of pictures, and stay for the entire experience. During free days on Tuesdays and Fridays, meet an authentic sled dog.

The Education/Discovery center is located at 10355 Water Street in Ephraim. Hours are 12-4 pm, with free admission on Tuesdays and Fridays. Admission is $10 adults and $5 kids (12 and under) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Family discounts are available. For more information, call 414.967.9677 or visit

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