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

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Iditarod Race Headquarters

Very informative. They have movies going on regularly that explain the race or have scenes from past races. There are great exhibits of what kinds of gear need to be taken on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very informative. They have movies going on regularly that explain the race or have scenes from past races. There are great exhibits of what kinds of gear need to be taken on the dog sleds as well as other informational exhibits. There is a good supply of hats, shirts, and jackets as well as a variety of patches and other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of history and memorabilia of te Iditirod race. The movie is a must see and if you want just a quick ride on sled it's worth the money.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My family came from Minnesota and the first thing they wanted to do was see the Iditarod Headquarters. When we arrived we found out there were no dogs available, it could be the time of year. When they got inside they were disappointed that it was just a gift shop. We went into the room adjourning the gift shop to... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I went here not expecting much, just trying to burn time before we left on our flight. This turned out to be awesome. I recommend going inside and watching the movie first. It gives you a great appreciation of the sled dogs. Then browse around the museum. After we did that we went outside and paid to have the summer... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's a good place to learn more about the race. Inside the museum/gift shop you can also browse through the files and they show a documentary on the race. Outside you can go see the dogs. They're so cute. We didn't do it but if you're interested you can do a sleddog ride. (in summer on carts on wheels)

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went here on a whim since I was in the area. Staff was VERY knowledgeable on the event and history. There is a small museum with stories of past winners and info. Large store with gifts, t-shirts, hats, etc. Value was excellent - it was free. The outdoor exhibit was closed due to the time of year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Everything was really nice, explecially playing with puppies! the sled dog tour was funny, even if it last few minutes, but the price is low (10$). Inside the headquarters there is a shop with many gadgets, where you can see also a fillm about the iditarod race.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

While there is a lot of history about the Iditarod race available, there is nothing special about this attraction. They have a lot of merchandise for sale. Glad that I went, but not worth a second visit or even a drive from Anchorage or Talkeetna. If you are passing thru Wasilla it is worth a stop.

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Wasilla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an attraction we locals take our visiter to when there is no place else to see. They love it if there is no history of dog racing where they come from, but it has become more of a gift shop and a place for old mushers to earn $$ buy giving rides on wheels, which is another way... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After reading reviews and checking the Iditarod website, we drove 40 plus miles on Saturday afternoon from our hotel in Anchorage to visit the museum and see the dogs. Upon arrival, we were dismayed to see no cars in the parking lot and no sign of human or canine life anywhere. The website says they're open seven days a week... More 

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