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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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Wasilla, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Iditarod Trail is historic for Alaska. The sled dog race to Nome is 1,000 miles and a real tribute to the sled dog athletes. Go here to see films that show what they do. Ramey Redington, the grandson of the father of the Iditarod, has some of his dogs there to give you an exciting ride on a wheeled... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The film in the museum was very informative. There were 4 sled dog puppies to pet and a whole team of adult sled dogs. We even went for a ride, pulled by the team!

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Willits, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful information center where we saw cute lovable sled puppies. You can do a short doh sled ride for 10 dollars per person. We did not do this but folks seem to be enjoying their ride.

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Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family stopped for a quick visit which includes a free small museum and gift shop. A team of sled dogs are on view hooked to a sled with wheels. For $20 you can take a one minute ride. A bit pricey but our daughters love the dogs. Adorable puppies are in a small kennel and may be held for... More

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I loved this place, mainly because I'm such an Iditarod history buff. A full length video is free, sled rides are offered outside and on this day by the son of the "Father of the Iditarod," Joe Reddington Sr., along with a host of great historical artifacts that lined the wall of the expanded gift shop. Great... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing and learning about the history of the Iditarod. We would definitely recommend it for all ages.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The museum was laid out in a haphazard manner so was not easy to gather information in any sequential way. The video started out ok, but was too long and focused only on the dogs. Would have liked the video to give information about the race itself. The main point of the stop, it seems to me, is to get... More

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Moline, Illinois
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was worth the stop to see the puppies! 5 pups and we could hold them and play with them. I would go early in the day. Movie, gift shop, trophies, and cart ride.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this is essentially a small gift shop. there are photos and some trophies. i wouldn't call it a museum though. we watched a movie that was enjoyable. would we go back? absolutely! would we recommend it? certainly. but from start to finish, i wouldn't allow more than an hour for this stop.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I enjoyed going to the museum. The video playing in the museum told me a lot about sled dogs and their owners. There was a cute little gift shop and even puppies that you could pet out front. But the puppies seemed to have a rather small enclosure with little rain shelter. But they were cute as can be. Also,... More

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