Iditarod Headquarters
Iditarod Headquarters
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Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.
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  • sage97
    Laurel, Maryland531 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    INFORMATIVE AND FUN DOG RUN
    Small gift shop. Small room for viewing a film about why the dogs race/do the Iditarod, very informative. We got to ride a four person dogsled, 10.00 per person. It was fantastic and exhilarating. A must do!!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • granof03
    Fort Wayne, Indiana346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Stop
    We enjoyed this stop so much. The gift shop is small. Friendly staff. Please take time to watch the film as it is so informative. The $10.00 cost per person for the cart ride being pulled by an Iditarod race team was great. It's amazing how fast they can go in such a short distance, my husband's hat had to be retrieved.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 1, 2024
  • CRAIG C
    Utah411 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Sled Dogs
    The highlight of the trip was going out with the sled dogs. There is a movie that is worth watching about the Iditarod and a small museum area. Then we went out to play with the dogs. We climbed aboard the summer sled and the dogs quickly took us for a ride around the property.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 10, 2024
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granof03
Fort Wayne, IN346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed this stop so much. The gift shop is small. Friendly staff. Please take time to watch the film as it is so informative. The $10.00 cost per person for the cart ride being pulled by an Iditarod race team was great. It's amazing how fast they can go in such a short distance, my husband's hat had to be retrieved.
Written February 1, 2024
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AroundTownWithAB
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We looked up this little museum on the internet, and we were very surprised at how much information there was to absorb about dog racing, especially the Iditarod. we watched the in-house movie that helps set the tone for the memorabilia found in the museum. Best part??? Getting to "work the dogs" during a ride around the property. Our musher is part of the Iditarod history that still holds a major event every year in Alaska. We will definitely revisit this place when we make our way back to Alaska.
Written August 24, 2021
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Mark062017
Bossier City, LA175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was on our list of things to do when we visited. They were giving sled dog rides with a wheeled vehicle and 10 dogs for $10 per person. It was a short ride, but made the stop worthwhile. There is a museum area with a video to watch, and a gift shop. This is great for families, or anyone interested in the Iditarod.
Written July 19, 2021
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jd3sai
Houston, TX404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Amazing place. Iditarod obviously has amazing history so going here was a must. The doggos are soooooo amazing.

We got there really close to closing time, and the person in the museum/gift shop told us to go to the dogs first ( which was nice of them). We did a sled ride around the space, it was $10 per person. And then we got to meet and pet a few of the dogs (you can't touch every dog, they will tell you which ones you're allowed to). We met Ruby (she so cute with her big round eyes) , Tang and Cookie. They were all so amazing, we don't deserve such amazing animals!!

Will tell you it's a little smelly there, just a heads up.
Staff was really nice.
Written July 27, 2022
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mgtnjm
Morgantown, WV255 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a nice place to learn about the race, the movie is very interesting, and the gift shop is nice. It was very disappointing that there were not dogs. When I asked about seeing some sheld dogs I was given a list of places to call and they could not tell me how far they would be or how much, We really wanted to see some dogs.
Written July 4, 2022
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mtu_huskies
La Crosse, WI248 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was a pretty quick stop for us. We walked around the room and learned a bit about it. I wish the video was running, that may have been interesting. We did do the dog sled ride, it's quick at $10pp, but still my son enjoyed it which was the goal.
Written August 18, 2021
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Emily W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We drove to the Iditerod Headquarters from Hatcher Pass. We wnjoyed the gift shop, but our favorite part was the dog cart rides! For $10, you can ride in a wheeled cart pulled by a team of 10 sled dogs! It was the highlight of our whole trip! Highly recommend Dark Horse Dogsled!
Written July 12, 2023
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Bev S
Fuquay-Varina, NC142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
There were pros and cons for visiting this place. First, we have no idea what reviewers were speaking regarding dogs and a sled ride as there was nothing of the sort there when we visited in mid July. We had a difficult time finding the place as it was not well sign posted. Thank heavens for GPS.
There was only one person manning the place and she was so busy checking out customers buying what seemed to be very expensive shop items that we had to wait quite some time for her to start the film which was good and interesting.
The down side is that the film is shown in the same room as the exhibits which were mostly in praise of various Iditarod winners and contenders. While this was also interesting, it did not serve the attendees well as people wanting to see exhibits could not see much in the relative dark and the people watching the film were interrupted by people coming and going.
So, the place is worth a stop but could be so much more if exhibits and film areas were separate.
Written August 11, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We stopped by the Iditarod HQ while in Wasilla, and while they were not offering cart rides due to COVID, we were still able to view the video about the history of the race as well as view the historical items. There is one room of artifacts, including the taxidermied Togo dog. There is also a nice gift shop, and the cashier was very friendly. There is no charge for admission. We were glad we dropped in!
Written August 5, 2020
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CRAIG C
Utah411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
The highlight of the trip was going out with the sled dogs. There is a movie that is worth watching about the Iditarod and a small museum area. Then we went out to play with the dogs. We climbed aboard the summer sled and the dogs quickly took us for a ride around the property.
Written June 11, 2024
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