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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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400 D St, You Do Not Have Prices, Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
+1 907-376-5155
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Love this event!

Have watched the ceremonial start several time in Anchorage(March) and aleays fun. Even more fun is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dmjames63
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Plano, Texas
Great experience

Our guide was Meredith (who also competed 2018) was very knowledgeable, caring and patient. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim S
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“official start” (17 reviews)
“fur rondy” (14 reviews)
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400 D St, You Do Not Have Prices, Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
Downtown
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+1 907-376-5155
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"starting line"
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"informative video"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"lots of fun"
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"restart"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have watched the ceremonial start several time in Anchorage(March) and aleays fun. Even more fun is the actual start in Willow about 30 miles north.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was Meredith (who also competed 2018) was very knowledgeable, caring and patient. The dogs are well cared for and show their enthusiasm for the sport. They really want to GO!!!!!! When we visited (June 2018) there were puppies who were adorable. Although in...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this trip. I felt like I was apart of the culture of Alaska. They treat there animals very well.

Thank SJacob99
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Iditarod has had its share of problems and scandals lately. However the ceremonial start in Anchorage is a unique event and fun experience. Might seem like a bit of a barking dog madhouse on 4th Ave during the start. The trail becomes more remote and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely something every Alaskan should do/see, and something that would be super fun to take out of state visitors to. It's a good chance to learn about the sport that's been so important to this state.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

So much fun holding the Alaskan Husky puppies, petting the other dogs, watching the informative video and going through the small museum. The people were very friendly and the $10 sled ride is a must do! It’s easy to miss the turn-off but worth finding.

1  Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Amazing to see the 83 sleds sliding on the 4th street in downtown Anchorage. Fantastic feeling with all the people around. This is the biggest event in winter time in Alaska.

Thank Balazs S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Words cannot describe how awesome it in to take in this amazing event. It is the true sport of Alaska.

Thank Adventurer_TD
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We travelled a long way to see the ceremonial start in Anchorage, and then onto the official start in Willow. For the first experience of the race it was a sight to see with dogs and mushers running down the street waving to fans. This...More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I went to Anchorage specifically to volunteer at the race. It was a wonderful experience and everyone associated with the race was helpful and interesting. I worked at the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage and at the Restart in Willow. The dogs are so excited and...More

Thank xyzsail
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Kim G
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Julia908 | Reviewed this property |
There are visits to dog sledders and other attractions. Some people helicopter up the mountains to go sledding in the summer. Try the Anchorage tourist board website for further details.
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laurieh994
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Julia908 | Reviewed this property |
Iditatrod is in winter.
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