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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Address: 400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501
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One of a kind experience

Ceremonial start begins in downtown Anchorage (when there is enough snow)and travels all the way to Nome. It is definitely worth the trip to downtown to view the race. The city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ceremonial start begins in downtown Anchorage (when there is enough snow)and travels all the way to Nome. It is definitely worth the trip to downtown to view the race. The city hauls in snow to dump on 4th Avenue which allows dogs and sleds to mush along. A great and unique event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Iditarod start was amazing, all the dogs, the crowd made for an amazing day. Only surprise was that the dogs are a bit smaller than you would think.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 10 December 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 7 August 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 5 August 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 2 August 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 25 July 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 13 July 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 4 July 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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