Iditarod Headquarters

Iditarod Headquarters, Wasilla: Address, Phone Number, Iditarod Headquarters Reviews: 4.5/5

Iditarod Headquarters
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Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.
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Traveller282012
United States476 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This museum was incredible. It does not look anything too special from the outside. A wooden cabin / shop and outside an area where the dogs do dog runs ($10 per person).
Once inside you enter through the gift shop. The museum itself is free and that is what we found fascinating. We are completely new and naive to Iditarod. The museum and video really brought us to to speed on the history, the importance and dedication to the race. It is quite incredible.
You should take the time to read the material as it is very insightful. The gift shop has loads of merchandise to do with Iditarod past and present. It can be expensive but as expected and given the museum is free it kind of balances out. When we were there the dogs were not available but we still had a great time as we learned so much and were literally taken back by the dedication of the Iditarod participants. Well worth a visit.
Written June 14, 2021
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AroundTownWithAB
14 contributions
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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Lisa C
West Des Moines, IA22 contributions
Jul 2021
Stopped by on our way to Anchorage on a cold wet day. The museum was very interesting with a nice gift shop. We purchased tickets for the dog cart ride. The ride, although short, was fun. You could feel how much power those dogs have and could see how much they love doing it. Cuddling the puppies was the perfect ending. Great place, check it out!
Written July 22, 2021
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Mark062017
Bossier City, LA185 contributions
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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mtu_huskies
La Crosse, WI218 contributions
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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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,358 contributions
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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Chris G
Knoxville, TN106 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A nice little museum with some memorabilia and a short film on the dogs. There are kennels where you can interact with the dogs when they are on location but they were not there when we were visiting. A short visit if interested in the Iditarod but if the dogs aren’t there, there is not much to do.
Written June 15, 2022
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Judy B
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Vern and Cindy were so interesting educating us about mushing and just how difficult it is. The dogs were so friendly and excited to pull the ATV. They treat the dogs like their kids and the puppies...I never wanted to put mine down so cute. This is a must do in Alaska.
Written July 11, 2021
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Jay C
Orlando, FL355 contributions
Our party of four thought we had little or no interest in the Iditarod but decided to stop at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla anyway (because it was free). We couldn't have been more pleased.

We watched the film and read many interesting news articles located in the gift shop, held some puppies, and took the sled dog ride. There are other kennels in the area that put on more involved sled dog tours, but they are usually substantially more expensive. If you just want to experience a bit of what the Iditarod and mushing are about then I recommend a stop here. The rides (which are optional) were $10.00 per person. It isn't a long long ride but it really lets you feel the power and excitement of a sled dog team. I giggled the whole way!!!
Written November 29, 2007
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garfieldsyl
Yukon, OK18 contributions
On my recent trip tp the beautiful state of Alaska---we took a day trip to Talkeetna and made WASILLA one of the stops. Even there being NO SNOW--we thoroughly enjoyed the little film they showed at the headquarters building and really had an even better visiting the dog team and taking a ride---the dogs were so eager and upon the return, they wanted praise for their hard work. We got to hold one of the puppies which was cuddly and cute. I am embarassed to say that as an Oklahoman, I had no idea that the Father of the Iditaroid was from my state. In fact, his son was the person in charge of the team and ride. It was an honor to meet him. I plan on asking our daily newpaper to run an article on the race and the headquarters for the next year's race. We should be proud of this. I just wish I could experience a true ride with snow sometime. Maybe--my next time in Alaska---there will be a next time. Just be sure and check this place out when you are visiting Aaska--it is not too far from Anch and is worth the trip.
Written June 13, 2006
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