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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Address: 400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907 376 5155
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Ceremonial start is great, the restart in Willow is FANTASTIC!!!

Downtown Anchorage is alive in the dead of winter with excitement about sled dog racing. Take the time to go to Willow (70 miles north) to see the real start of the Last Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Downtown Anchorage is alive in the dead of winter with excitement about sled dog racing. Take the time to go to Willow (70 miles north) to see the real start of the Last Great Race on Sunday. Watch the mushers build their teams as they get ready for the start. Every 2 minutes the teams leave for Nome. The entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

this is SO interesting and different and hearing the stories of courage involved and BTW BIG respect for women!

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Kodiak, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I live in Alaska. The Fur Rondy and the Iditarod start, both in March, are a GREAT time to visit this great state. It is light 12 hours a day and there is still snow to play with. Rooms and cars are plentiful and cheap and nobody is here. You can visit Talkeetna and Girdwood on a day trip or... More 

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SoCal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The museum/Headquarters is small. It had some photos of sled dogs and their owners who had previously won the Iditarod. They offer sled dog rides, but it lightly rained on the morning we attended the HQ so the dogs weren't there (because of mud?? - Didn't make sense to us since they run in snow all the time). So we... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Seeing the Ceremonial Start of "The Last Great Race" is worth the trip. Whether it's the adrenalin-soaked atmosphere of downtown Anchorage--with hundreds of people and dogs, or a quieter spot along the Chester Creek trial just a few miles away, there's nothing like it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I regret taking a selfie picture during the sled ride. I wish I turned around in my seat, so that the dogs were in the background. It would have been a great show off pix to send to family and friends. Sled dog ride got a little dusty, IF you're not an outdoor person. If you're not an animal lover... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

How do you even describe this event? You can't; so go! It's truly a spectacle that will overload your senses. It's also a lot better when you learn that the dogs are actually happy because at first, they seem like they are being tortured. Mans best friend aims to please, and I was more than pleased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went to the Mushers banquet a big plus. Got up early to watch them harness the dogs and get setup these dogs are not big. about 45 lbs. average but beware noisy lots of wound up barking dogs Just wanting to run!!! then went to the first turn to take pictures what a great day

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever witnessed. All of those dogs hyper active as they are so excited to hit the trail. They are born to run. The owners love those dogs. Each animal has their own boots in order to keep their feet from being cut up by the crusty snow on the trails.... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been to the Iditarod twice. I'm a huge fan. I always go to the Thursday night Musher's Banquet. All the mushers have to be there to pick there starting numbers. It's so cool to see them walking around. It helps if you have done some homework on who they are. Then, when the race starts Saturday in downtown... More 

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Address: 400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907 376 5155
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown

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