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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Address: 400 D St (start), you do not have prices, Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
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+1 907-376-5155

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Wow, what an experience!

You have to be present to appreciate the excitement this race generates. Over 750 dogs in teams of 16 ready to race excited to get going. Lots of food stands and people to watch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staines, United Kingdom
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Staines, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be present to appreciate the excitement this race generates. Over 750 dogs in teams of 16 ready to race excited to get going. Lots of food stands and people to watch as well as the dog So!

Thank Julia908
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I volunteered this year and it was fantastic. I met mushers and their dog teams. I have never met such amazing dogs. They're feisty, sweet, and so energetic. I was pumped up just by being around them. The race is an amazing event and being part of it was just fantastic.

Thank Allana196
Bundaberg, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words don,t describe the excitement ,atmosphere & the comaraderie of the mushers,sled dogs &all the fans that travel from far and wide to witness the Iditarod.This Iconic dog race has been on our bucket list for years & finally 2017 was our year to attend.WE did the whole nine yards from attending the mushers banquet ,the ceremonial start in Anchorage... More 

Thank Ian W
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing the Iditarod ceremonial start is an incredible experience. There is great energy in the downtown area and fans line the streets. We like to get here early around 8am to see the mushers interact with their dogs and get them geared up for the race. Our favorite is Nicolas Petit!

Thank Sleddoggie
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went to the Cordova Street hill to watch the dogs race by for the ceremonial start that we have in Anchorage. Weather was a factor this year with not enough snow for the usual route so they had to go to Fairbanks to actually start. Anchorage had more than enough snow this year. It's fun to see all the... More 

Thank N B
Owensboro, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

It was all I thought it would be. The mushers and dogs were friendly. I was able to get very close to the starting line. Better view down the street a block in a parking garage. Excitement was high all around. Many offers to take my picture as I was solo. Memorable.

Thank TeacherJill
Thomasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Watching the ceremonial start in Anchorage is so much fun! Wear plenty of layers and arrive early to get a good spot to see all the action up close. We enjoyed $10 dog sled rides in Delaney a couple of days earlier...which was actually a Fur Rondy event...but made the Iditarod experience even more fun. We also enjoyed the hot... More 

Thank JillHiggins54171
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Only in Alaska can you see this site. That makes this a must see venue. This is the premier March event.

Thank Davin D
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So amaze how those husky sled dogs are so hyper and ready to run. Actually before the race we when mushing at Willow and have a chanced to play with 16 husky dogs. They are friendly and got a beautiful blue eyes.

Thank igrzegorczyk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had the privilege of volunteering to set up the restart. Due to weather condidtions it was moved from Willow to Fairbanks adding a day and signficant travel. Staff was focused but friendly and volunteering gave unique access to mushers and 'front seat' position to witness the start. Recommend you review the history of the Great Serum Run on 1925... More 

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