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Iditarod Headquarters

Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Wasilla
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.
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novato, ca
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Ok, so it is free, others seemed to have liked this place but it was a waste of our time. We were told the weather was not good to bring dogs out - seemed fine to me, and I saw no evidence of kennels etc. on site. I will sum up our visit - interesting, and inviting outdoor area, but... More

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Keller, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While driving through Wasilla, we almost didn't make the short drive to the Iditarod headquarters, but are so thankful we did! On the day we visited, there was a trainer there with his dogs and we received a sled ride. Fun experience!

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West Chester, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Dogs were beautiful. There were 2 puppies there as well that we got to hold and rough house with for a bit. Nice history exhibits and videos.

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Riverhead, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When we learned that the State Fair in Palmer would not open 'til noon, we did a sidestep to Wasilla (former home of Sarah Palin & "duct tape capital of the world") because we heard the Iditarod Headquarters was here. This was a worthwhile way to learn about the men, women, and dogs that train and participate in this annual... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sled ride/puppies and great friendly owners!!! We had a great time and our kids loved the puppies. Will visit again

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You must visit the Iditarod Headquarters and take a ride with the dogs and meet the adorable puppies. The gift shop is also a must stop which offers two different films for viewing along with many good books and gifts to choose from.

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Oklahoma
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of information about the Iditarod race and racers. Take the ride with the sled dogs - very fun. They had some puppies that you could hold. The museum and movie are free. The ride is $10/person. Worth the stop. Loved it.

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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum has many displays, photographs, and the movie is worth the trip. You can spend an hour or more depending on how in depth you want to read the displays. We saw the dogs pull an ATV and they were so anxious to go.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is very near Anchorage. It was a 45 min drive to Wasilla from Anchorage. They have free showing of Iditerod highlights. Be sure to watch to appreciate the amazing gruelling race. They also have a dog sled where they'll take you for a ride around the lot. Hold on for it is very fast. The ride fee is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice place with a lot of info on the Iditarod. There was a video playing all about dog sledding. There were two puppies to play with. The dog sled ride was fun for the whole family. $10 per person for the ride.

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