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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Address: 400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
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A definite two thumbs up

The crowds, dogs, sleds and excitement are lifetime memories. It's hard to believe how far they are going to travel. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The crowds, dogs, sleds and excitement are lifetime memories. It's hard to believe how far they are going to travel. Don't miss it.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

While this is merely a starting point for The Iditarod/Fur Rendezvous Championship, this iconic bronze statue represents more than just a starting point......Alaskan History, Sled Dog Race History, and most definitely a Kodak Moment.

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Cleveland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This tour was the best!!! It gave the whole family something to enjoy. the Exit Glacier hike was beautiful.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a great event and really fun to watch in Anchorage as well as the other places they travel through. My photos are only of one small segment which is a very steep hill they have to come down in Anchorage. It's a great community event but also an International one as well.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We also went dog sledding while we were there for the races and it was amazing. I'm a true dog lover and always felt bad for these dogs until I realised how much they love sledding!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

the restart in Willow is always fun !!! thousands at the start and the trail from there all the way to Lake Creek has hundreds of people on snowmachines, airplanes, helicopters and ATV's in groups large and small camped along the trail and cheering on the Mushers as they go by..

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have been on lots of these rides and would recommend it to anyone that loves dogs, child have so much fun but I think that the adults have much more fun. You get to see just how much the dogs love to run and just how eager they are to do it. Please, please do try it. Wonderful experince

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

I never thought in my life that would be able to watch the start of the race live. this was an unbelievable experience.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Whether you live in Alaska, or are planning a winter-time visit, this event is a memory-maker. The ceremonial start in Anchorage is an opportunity to get up-close with these beautiful canine athletes and their handlers while enjoying the party atmosphere and hospitality of Anchorage. Then, plan to take the bus the next day to Willow Lake for the official start... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

No dogs, no demos, no nothing. Showed us a movie because it was raining outside. Really surprised they don't have a rainy day program since it rains a lot in Alaska. Don't waste your time if it's raining.

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