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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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A remarkable event to see. Amazing events and well organized. Interesting to see the dog sleds and the mushers at the Starting Point and also at various points along the trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A remarkable event to see. Amazing events and well organized. Interesting to see the dog sleds and the mushers at the Starting Point and also at various points along the trail. Great opportunity to see the event and the racers up close, and good photo opportunities as well. Well worth seeing.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The effort the ITC go to ensures the start goes off without a hitch, the streets and lakes lined with dog trucks, dogs, spectators and excitement is a must see. Get out early for a photo with the mushers at the ceremonial start. Leave them to the last minute things at the race start. Maybe even put your hand up... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This event was on my fiances bucket list although not on my radar. That being said, the entire week we had a fantastic time. Lots of great memories shared form our week centered around this race. The ceremonial day start in Anchorage was a fun filled day watching the teams and the crowds reaction. Crowds lined the street cheering on... More 

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Columbiana, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My first trip to Alaska was 12 years ago and my husband and I came up for the Iditarod. We were hooked after that. The dogs are so amazing and beautiful. We love nature and winter and you can't do any better than Alaska. It has it all. You have got to see the beauty for yourself as the pictures... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Attending the ceremonial start in Anchorage or further north, is a wonderful family experience, but be prepared for cold and the unique noise of hundreds of dogs barking in excitement!

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A unique experience to feel the enthusiasm and excitement of the many who follow the race almost religiously . It is a special experience even with many other Alaskan experiences but one that cannot be duplicated. Stand the cold and enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is mainly a gift shop with some historical information, pictures, trophies, etc around the outside of the room. The thing that troubled me was the dogs...you could take a rides with the dogs...they all appeared old and wornout...and very sad. They may, infact be very well cared for...not judging that...just my impression... I came here because it was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The level of energy was awesome. The dogs barking, the crowd cheering... it was fantastic. The event organizers had done a great job in making sure there was enough parking, and safety to make it a true family event

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Durango, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I'm not much for tourist spots, but this is a place worth checking out. When I went there were puppies and lots of dogs and they were doing some pull behind atv rides.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a marvellous day starting with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog tour and visiting the Exit Glacier and other sites in Seward.

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