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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
907 376 5155
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Ranked #2 of 101 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Antiquing
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Kodiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This ceremonial start in Anchorage is an awesome event to bring the whole family! My three year old had a blast and we were able to watch the start of the race and enjoy the entire day!

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Quartz Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was an amazing experience, we were out at the restart at Willow on the frozen lake. Walked around and watched as the teams prepared for the big race. Even met a few mushers.It was terrific to sit with a drink in hand and watch the mushers and dogs go by. I'm from California and can't wait to go again.... More

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Kerang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

travelled from Australia to watch the ceremonial start then to willow for the restart and went to the mushers banquet. this was a trip of a life time. cant wait to go again

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Boise, Idaho
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As a former long-time Alaskan, I know the Iditarod pretty well. The couple weeks of the annual Iditarod race is a highlight of late winter for many Alaskans and visitors who get caught up in the history and excitement of the 1,000-mile race. If you love dogs, adventure, and Alaska, you can't help but get caught up in the event... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were surprised to discover that we were in Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. We were delighted to be able to watch the preparations for the start of the race as we walked around downtown Anchorage near our hotel (Westmark). We watched them hang the starting line banner and dump snow on the main... More

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Warrensburg, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

2 weeks prior to planning our trip I didn't know what the Iditarod was! I was told by a travel agent that it is not possible to travel to Alaska in the winter months because travel to and from was not possible. But.... I really wanted to see the Aurora! I thought.... people must go in the winter... or you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Having visited Alaska at least twenty times over the past ten years, both for pleasure and for business, we had never been able to time it so that we could watch both the Ceremonial start of the Iditarod in Anchorage and the Official Restart in Willow. This year we went to Alaska just for the Iditarod activities. Attending the Ceremonial... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Iditarod is a community of enthusiastic, friendly and warm people. Our first time to see the ceremonial start in Anchorage, we were excited and surprised to have so much access to the mushers, their teams and dogs. Prior to the start, walking along the streets where the teams were prepping, we talked to many of the mushers - Dallas... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Absolutely incredible and fun for everyone. A must see if you can make it in March. We camped out and grilled on a lake to watch the restart near Willow. We had the greatest time and are now lifetime fans!

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Grafton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had a fantastic time attending the festivities of the 2014 Iditarod in Anchorage for the Ceremonial Start and the Restart in Willow. I went by myself and I met amazing people. Would definitely suggest staying at the Millennium Hotel if you want to be around Iditarod fans and mushers. I had bid in the IditaRider auction and was able be... More

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