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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Everyone should experience the Iditarod once.

I've travelled the Iditarod trail from Anchorage to Nome many times. It never gets old. The... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
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Alaska trip Aug 2018

Extremely interesting and informative film in gift shop/museum. Awesome lady w/long hair told u... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 16, 2011

Just returned from Alaska where I attended the Iditarod Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage and the Official Race Re-start the next day up in Willow. What an amazing experience. The race always takes place the first Saturday in March, with the restart on Sunday. Arrived...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

They are in Waisilla which is 40 miles from Anchorage. TA map implies it is downtown. So no puppies or sled ride which we could have done had we known.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I've travelled the Iditarod trail from Anchorage to Nome many times. It never gets old. The ceremonial start in Anchorage is a great experience. The finish in Nome is an almost spiritual experience.

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Extremely interesting and informative film in gift shop/museum. Awesome lady w/long hair told u lots of extra information in museum while still watching the gift shop from the doorway. The sled ride through the woods was super. Highly recommended to all.

1  Thank Dominic V
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Wow, amazing! The first lady to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came on the Cruise ship and told us the story of her adventure. I didn't know - but how impressive was her courage and determination.

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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Mush you hairy dog, mush!! What a great experience. We loved it. Great place to visit with family. Highly recommend.

Thank Clint N
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was an exciting adventure and one which I would not have missed as a visitor to Alaska. This was taken as a cruise excursion. My only negative was that it was really expensive ($199 per person). We met the dogs and rode around the...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a must see if going to Alaska in March. I had wanted to see this race for a long time and finally went first in 2012. It is amazing to see these dogs excitement to run.

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

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.

Thank dmjames63
Reviewed July 2, 2018

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
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 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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Kim G
June 21, 2018|
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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Response from Julia908 | Reviewed this property |
Iditatrod is in winter.