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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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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of the greatest adventures of my life, love these strong and loving dogs. The college students that take care of these dogs in the summer are amazing!

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was Trip Advisor reviews that got us to think about a visit here. This was enjoyable for everyone. While there is no charge, you may well want to pay the $10 a person cost for the experience of riding an ATV being pulled by the pack of sled dogs. The dogs seemed to love it. Its very short, perhaps... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Alaska, is one of my top five destinations.. Beauty beyond belief.. Summer is very hot and numerous tourists.. The sun only sets briefly which encourages extra large vegetables and flowers... The Winter is a lot of fun and The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is exhilarating with not only dog sled races but outhouse race, bathtub race and all venues... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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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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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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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