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Iditarod Headquarters

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Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
Phone Number: 9073765155

Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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Alaska's famous dog race

This is a fun stop. Expect only 30 minutes to an hour. Not much of a museum - just a TV playing a video about a dog. You can see some of the trophies and that's about it. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barry W
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun stop. Expect only 30 minutes to an hour. Not much of a museum - just a TV playing a video about a dog. You can see some of the trophies and that's about it. The Dog "sled" ride is fun but only lasts a minute or two

Thank Barry W
Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had seen this attraction advertised as a museum that is open daily in the summer from 8:00 to 5:00, with sled dogs and cart rides available after 9:00. Two adults arrived about 9:30am on a Sunday in June. There was a tour bus and some cars in the parking lot. We looked around outside and there didn't appear to... More 

Thank CrankingChick
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a teacher there are a lot of resources for me to utilize from the Iditarod Headquarters. It is well equipped and easy to find. I bought a new Iditarod map on this visit there.

Thank elainecG5040ET
Lake St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was not a planned stop on our tour, but we had some time and spent about 45 minutes to an hour here. Seeing the pups was definitely the highlight. The facility is clean, well maintained and informative.

Thank Anne S
Green Valley, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting the Wassila area stopped in at the Idatarod Headquaters. There are sled dog rides, puppies to pet, gift shop, and an area that somewhat serves as a museum. The trip was worthwhile and informative. The grounds are well groomed. although I felt sorry for the dogs tied up on heavy short chains.

Thank Lorri L
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Close to Wasilla town. Has a gift shop, room with Iditarod history and you can pay 10 dollars per person for a dog sled ride. Save and pretty neat. Clean and employees attentive.

Thank petitesandra
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No matter if your a fan of the race or know nothing about it you should stop here. Very informative museum and it's free. There is also a wonderful gift shop and if that is not enough they have a sled team on site that will take you on a ride through the forest. The ride costs $10 per person... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After watching the informative video about the race and the care given to the dogs, I look forward to watching the race on TV. Very informative, enlightening, and good. If you are in the area, it's worth the time to see. Good to see the loving care the dogs receive!

Thank J M
Burns, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning on stopping at one of the sled dog kennels in the area but decided to stop in here on our last day of the trip. The kids were able to ride the cart pulled by the dogs around a track for only 10 dollars apiece. Other places are way more expensive. The man (Mr. Reddington) driving the... More 

Thank JTGeo72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I visited here. It has a very good history about dog sledding. Movie was good, plus displays were interesting. We rode on the dog sled they had there. All in all, a good stop!

Thank Rick D

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