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Iditarod Headquarters

Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Wasilla
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks
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Owner description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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114 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
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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Pearland, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was an unexpected stop while on our way to lunch with our tour group. We were ahead of schedule, so we had time to stop by. What a pleasant surprise. It was beautiful weather, so the dogs were out and (for a fee) guests could take a short ride on the sled (with wheels) pulled by the sled dogs.... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm glad we didn't make a special trip out to Wasilla just to see the Iditarod headquarters as I had originally planned. We happened to be heading that way anyways, so we made a quick stop. I would have expected more of an exhibit/museum for about the history of the race - but it really was a small gift shop,... More

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novato, ca
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67 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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