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“Ceremonial start in Anchorage is amazing.”

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
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 less accessible the farther you get from Anchorage and Palmer areas. Despite recent bad press, I still support Alaska’s Last Great Race. PETA can protest all it wants. Alaskans support the Iditarod and dog mushing.

Thank YankeeDevils
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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