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Iditarod Headquarters

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Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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We thought since the Iditarod was starting in a few days this might be a good place to stop. It was a nice visit, but there weren't any activities. The gift shop and museum were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melody G
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Marshall, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free venue to visit and learn about the Iditarod dog sled race. There is a great half hour video to watch giving you the history of the race. It will also tell you about the dogs running the race. It's not a huge place to see but plan on spending an hour to see it.

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Denair
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snow covered landscape, long icicles dripping from eaves. Iditarod was moved to Fairbanks (2017) so couldn't attend; thus museum video was great. Clips by mushers, of puppies in training, of Race. Museum itself is small, interesting - awards, trophies, Red Lantern...last person brings it to the Arch to signify all participants have arrived & finished the Race. Museum/Gift store is... More 

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Thank 704Traveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought since the Iditarod was starting in a few days this might be a good place to stop. It was a nice visit, but there weren't any activities. The gift shop and museum were open and we were able to mingle which in all took about 30 minutes. It was educational. In the summer there are more things going... More 

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North Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A nice, low key stop off the main drag in Wasilla, AK. Very informative movie about the history of the race, lots of mementoes from races past, etc. Visitors can hop on a cart and tour the nicely landscaped grounds pulled by the teams. Highlight of the visit: puppies! Simple irresistible.

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Thank Asundermann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I don't know what I thought the Iditarod Headquarters would look like, but for some reason, I thought they would be bigger. However, we were very happy with the museum and information inside. It was very interesting and we learned quite a bit. The biggest draw, of course, was taking the 1 mile jaunt around the property being pulled by... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you're unable to experience the iditarod, itself, this is a great place to visit. The kids can take a ride in a dog sled and, in the museum, there's a film running giving the history of the race - very interesting. Many photos are on display recording it's history. There are also T shirts, etc. for sale. I visited... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stop and see the memorabilia. Learn about the sport of sled dog mushing. Get yourself an Iditarod Tshirt, hat, or book. You'll be sad you missed it!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Not much going on in December. Nice gift shop and an opportunity to look at genuine racing equipment. Dogs are only there in the summer.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Free museum. quite small but very interesting even for a non iditarod enthusiast. lovely to see the puppies too. Dog sled tours. lovely location. great . unique must do

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Thank merionvw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love visiting the Iditarod Headquarters. Lots of Iditarod info. And I live in Alaska so can visit it often.

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