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Iditarod Headquarters

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Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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Great historical pics in the museum

You can pet sled dog puppies and take a ride through the forest being pulled by real sled dogs (the dogs in Carcross were much faster!!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a terrific experience at the headquarters in Wasilla. The movie was highly informative, the gift shop had some very nice gifts and it was a thrill to ride the ruling sled that the sled dogs pull us song in. The puppies were happy little guys. I would recommend this visit to everyone who visits the Wasilla area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My only complaint was the they have a dog sled ride...we walked over to see what it was all about and I found a number of dogs that were on chains that were only a few feet long...it was raining and the dogs had no shelter. A few of the dogs didn't look to be in the best condition.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice small museum and gift shop. We enjoyed the free movie in the museum. They had a couple of puppies available for us to pet plus dogs that you can ride for $10/person. Were expecting huskies with blue eyes - but not sure what breed they were. They were all one color (black or brown.) The puppies were a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

When we visited the Iditarod HQ in Wasilla on a Saturday - it was open and for free we got to visit with dogs and puppies, read a lot of information about past Iditarod Races, and watch a really great documentary on the race. They also gave short dog sled rides for $10 a person! Iditarod Headquarters has great staff,... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I don't know if I would drive here specifically, but if you are in the area, it's worth the stop. There is a museum here with a 30-min movie about the Iditarod and the care of the dogs. We found it interesting. Then, if you wish, you can pay $10 each to ride behind a team of dogs. The ride... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You can pet sled dog puppies and take a ride through the forest being pulled by real sled dogs (the dogs in Carcross were much faster!!)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I expected so much more based on reviews. It was a decent sized gift shop with an attached room to watch a movie. We saw two very small dogs in a metal cage. I could see the sled that people are writing about for a summer ride, but no activity. Maybe it only runs on certain days? We were right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We spend several days in Wasilla for a class reunion. I hadn't been to Wasilla for 35 years! I was very impressed with the Iditarod Headquarters and Museum. It was very informative and enjoyable. We weren't able to see the dogs while we were there because it was raining, but were still glad we stopped in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Honestly, we were just killing time in the area when we decided to make a pit stop. I was impressed with the facility and it's ability to tell the story behind these wonderful 4-legged athletes. At the last minute I opted for the 'summer' dog sled ride. You can feel the strength and vigor in the dogs as the pulled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Four in our group took the dog sled ride, pricey but they loved it. We all enjoyed the movie and who can resist a cuddle with puppies? A nice stop, and great chance to learn about the history of the Iditarod.

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