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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 #4 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Antiquing
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very interesting and extremely enjoyable opportunity to meet and interact with the handlers and dogs who compete in the Iditarod. Highlight was a ride a team around a training course - in a "buggy/trailer" hauled by a 16 dog team. These high spirited, friendly and very eager dogs were a real eye opener. A highly recommended visit.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The HQ is in Wasilla, ~20' out of Anchorage. They actually use race dogs to train them during summer. It is about a 10' ride and you can say "I did it"!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We only had a quick stop on our tour.....would have liked more time. People very friendly and answered our questions

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Pueblo, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

very interesting to learn all about the race and what it takes to prepare and run one of these races

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good info spot...not really a lot to offer though. Friendly star. Small gift shop, nice video about the dos and mushers. They do have a cart that is pulled by a team of dogs for ten dollars per person...not really comparable to riding a real sled.

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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First a disclaimer, I do volunteer on the Iditarod Race Committee during the race, taking the musher/dog in/out information from the checkpoints, putting it in the Iditarod database, and posting to the website. That being said, last month my wife and I visited the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska again. At the headquarters, visitors view a wonderful film that explains... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped by the Iditarod Visitor's Center and watched a great movie about the mushers and their dog teams showing footage from previous races. I loved the gift shop and bought a couple of maps, shirts and other memorabilia and asked people there about the yearly race. We visited with the on-site mushers who had a couple of dog sled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very informative tour. Would highly recommend. We learned about the sled dogs and salmon. Took a ride with the sled dogs.

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cerritos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you visit Alaska, you must try a do sled tour! Question is which one? You will find very expensive ones all over Alaska as I also did by taking this one at Seward. Paying big bucks to see a pack of malnutritioned dogs pulling a bunch of humans may not be a good experience! Second, when I saw $10... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Remember, the start is just ceremonial in Anchorage the first Sat in March. It's a 4 on a scale of 10. Getting out of downtown and seeing it further out on the trail and participating in a tailgate party in Anchorage, is a 5. Going out to the real start the next day on Sunday is more like a 6,... More

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