All the Denali Park hotels  have lounges, but if you want to hang out with the young worker-bee crowd, head to Denali Salmon Bake . For frivolity, check out Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater at the McKinley Chalet Resort or the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at Denali Princess Lodge.
Park Service rangers give talks, walks, and kid programs. For specifics, check the bulletin boards at the Denali Visitors Center  or the free park newspaper, Denali Alpenglow.
One of the highlights of Denali National Park  is the sled dog demonstration at the kennels behind headquarters. The dogs are beautiful and accessible (the ones not behind fences are chosen for friendliness and patience with people), and the anxious collective howl they orchestrate when the lucky six dogs are selected to run is something to hear.
Naturalists give a talk about the current and historical uses of dogs in the park, their breeding and training, different commands for controlling them, and the challenge of maintaining a working kennel in a national park. Then dogs are hitched up to a wheel sled and run around a gravel track. The enthusiasm of the dogs to get off the chain and into the harness is an eyebrow-raising glimpse into the consciousness of Alaskan sled dogs—they live to run.
Demonstrations are given daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. A free shuttle bus leaves the Denali Visitors Center  and the Riley Creek bus shelter 30 minutes before the demos. Don’t miss this one!