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Iditarod Headquarters

Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Wasilla
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.
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Chorzow, Poland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We have seen many places introducing to the Iditarod dog sled race but this one was the best! See the fabulous movie allowing to understand many aspects of dog sled races, showing the history of Iditarod and its contribution to Alaska culture. Only now we can really understand what huskie dogs really are!!!!!

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Columbus
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Center itself is small and it has a small room with a continuous movie about dog sledding and how they train and equip and run the race. It was very informative and educational, especially when they cover how well the dogs are taken care of and treated. It has a small Hall of Fame with pictures of the winners... More

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Ivanhoe, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stopped to to see the sled dogs, visited the small visitor center, held a puppy, and had a short ride on a sled pulled by enthusiastic sled dogs. It cost $10 a person to ride, the gal took pictures of us in the sled, and it was a fun experience.

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Manchester UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A small visitor centre housed a good gift shop, with a room running a free video presentation every 30 mins or so. Outside the complex you get to see some husky pups. Husky sled rides are also available for $10. The car park is free as is entrance to the visitor centre. Probably more suited to families with children, for... More

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

30 minute video was well done. For $10 got pulled by sled dogs, and also was able to pet and hold some young puppies. No cost to see the museum. I actually went to this twice.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cool quick stop on way south to learn more about the legendary race. If interested can ride sled for $10. Puppies were adorable!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A great place to learn about the history that got the race started and to show a little about what the mushers and the dog teams endure along the trail. Thoughtfully laid out and artifacts displayed. Great little gift shop.

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Gives a good history of the Iditarod. We didn't take a dog sled tour but that would have been fun to do too. We did get to see the dogs though.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Basically a glorified gift shop. Dogs were only available at certain times of the day. If you are going to Denali National Park, visit the National Park Kennel!

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Chandler, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the video. Got to hold the puppies. And got a sled dog ride driven by the son of the man who started the Iditarod race. He's Aldo a former racer. Very cool.

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