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

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A must!

If you are involved or just interested in mushing, sledding or you just love Alaska you must visit IH You can visit a little museum full of historical stuff and watch a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Florence, Italy
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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is about as unpretentious and fun a place as there is! You can learn the history and meet those beautiful beautiful dogs! Got to cuddle a puppy. Gift shop is fair priced too.

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Florence, Italy
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are involved or just interested in mushing, sledding or you just love Alaska you must visit IH You can visit a little museum full of historical stuff and watch a beautiful video Nice items in the shop...but pretty expensive!

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Clarks Summit, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Iditarod Headquarters is a wonderful tribute to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the whole history of the culture, founders, dogs and mushers in general. They show a very interesting film that's about 10-15 minutes long and there is a great little gift shop as well. During the summer they have dogs on site for rides. Anyone who... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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