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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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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... read more

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Always wanted to "be a part of" this legendary event. Went to the ceremonial start in Anchorage. Busy and crowded but it was a great way to see the teams in person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's certainly fun to watch the Iditarod start in downtown Anchorage. It was very crowded, but spread out enough that we were able to get a good spot. If you have the option, definitely take a hotel shuttle as many of the roads are closed and there is not much parking nearby. We were able to walk around before the... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Went to Alaska to see the race, watched the ceremonial start and then flew to Rainy Pass Lodge to see the teams come thru the checkpoint

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Yes it's going to be cold but worth it. Hundreds of sled dogs. You can get up and close with world class mushers.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Definitely a must-see if you are in town when it takes place! There are events all week long so check out the schedule online and plan accordingly.

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