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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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Very nice gift shop, also sit and watch the 20 min history film. My wife later that evening went on a excursion to see where the dogs were kept and how they are trained. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Orange, MA
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Orange, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice gift shop, also sit and watch the 20 min history film. My wife later that evening went on a excursion to see where the dogs were kept and how they are trained. She loved it !!!

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Beenleigh, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great fun even with the lack of snow. Met great people and had a wonderful time. The dogs were lovely, loved the running of the reindeer which followed the ceremonial start of the race

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Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The whole experience was awesome. Waiting for the buses to take us to the Iditaroid start was extremely long, but worth the wait. I would recommend having more buses next time.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a must for any dog lover. The atmosphere was great and I think its a great way to commemorate the mushers and all the dogs from 1925 who saved Nome by completing the serum run. Chasing the race to the checkpoints is also fun to see the different order that the teams arrive in. My tour company described... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So glad it got moved to Fairbanks so we could experience it. Truly was amazing and a bucket list must.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Tour operator fine as long as you go to him for information about the Iditarod. If someone else on the tour knows as much, or more, about the race, look out! His attitude turned me off completely! Would love to go back to the Iditarod, but it certainly won't be with this jerk!

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NSW
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The whole thing was just a great experience. They bring in the snow n the vibe is terrific. You choose your favourites and support them till they have taken off. This is not usually done from Anchorage as there wasn't sufficient snow for the race to run from Willow so this was just a 'ceremonial' start, but was really great.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always fun to go see these canine athletes get to go do what they so clearly love to do. Lots of great places to watch along 4th avenue and out along the trail.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I've been wanting to come to this last great race for years. Finally made it, and will be back in a heartbeat. Only disappointment was they had to bring snow into Anchorage

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The ceremonial start has a very festive, friendly feel to it, no matter what the weather. The event is well organized with easy access to the mushers and their teams before the race. There are plenty of ports potty's before the race, but it is hard to get to one once the race starts. A highly recommended event!

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