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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Seeing the start of the Iditarod was a once in a lifetime experience we thought. Not anymore. We need to put that on the annual things to do list. It is great to see the mushers and their dogs up close preparing before the race and then fantastic to watch each team race down the street during the ceremonial start.... More 

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kings mountian, nc
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Dress warm, go early to get a good spot to view. Bid to be an Iditarider at Iditarod.com and ride in a sled for 11 miles. Must not dislike many many dogs barking all at once!

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Philomath, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Watching the start of this race is something I wanted to do for a long time. I thought it was nog going to happen due to lack of snow. I can't believe they trucked in so much overnight!

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