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Iditarod Headquarters

Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Wasilla
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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3 attraction reviews
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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239 reviews 239 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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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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Florida
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423 reviews 423 reviews
128 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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