We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Features Animals
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (86)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“official start”(16 reviews)
“fur rondy”(14 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
400 D St, You Do Not Have Prices, Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
+1 907-376-5155
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Anchorage
from US$299.00
More Info
from US$845.00
More Info
from US$98.00
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
Reviews (295)
There are newer reviews for Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
283 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ceremonial start official start fur rondy informative video downtown anchorage gift shop lots of fun teams willow restart excitement dogs nome banquet snow puppies courage
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 283 reviews
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank BigBrains O
Reviewed August 7, 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Susan E
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank N B
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!

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Angela H
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank JR M
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 123Edythe
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank SERGEY A
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,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Doxiemo
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank Steve M
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank EAWH77
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 74 nearby hotels
Historic Anchorage Hotel
506 reviews
.13 km away
Aviator Hotel Anchorage
195 reviews
.16 km away
Hilton Anchorage
1,810 reviews
.19 km away
Anchorage Grand Hotel
445 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 932 nearby restaurants
Wild Scoops
127 reviews
.10 km away
564 reviews
.08 km away
Club Paris
491 reviews
.08 km away
Fat Ptarmigan
520 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 397 nearby attractions
Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center
747 reviews
.18 km away
Anchorage Market
324 reviews
.18 km away
Egan Civic & Convention Center
14 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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.
October 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Julia908 | Reviewed this property |
Iditatrod is in winter.