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Iditarod Headquarters

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Address: Knik Road, Wasilla, AK
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+1 907-376-5155

Headquarters site for the Iditarod dogsled race.

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Experience part of what makes Alaska so special - The Iditarod!!! This is the HQ for the race and you can get all of the information you need about mushing right here. And, from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nona S
Anchor Point, Alaska
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Anchor Point, Alaska
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience part of what makes Alaska so special - The Iditarod!!! This is the HQ for the race and you can get all of the information you need about mushing right here. And, from spring into the fall, you can get a ride with the Iditarod dogs by the Redington family - the first family of mushing in Alaska. You... More 

Thank Nona S
Pleasant Hill, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much in the museum but an informative video and knowledgeable staff. A gift shop as well. We were there mid-day mid-week and it was snowing so not much to see. May be more going on in peak season.

Thank WRudiger
Marshall, Michigan
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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.

Thank Doug W
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 

Thank 704Traveler
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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 

Thank Melody G
North Beach, Maryland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Asundermann
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Erin M
Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank rhondoo3006
Wasilla, Alaska
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169 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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!

Thank chdye89
Daytona Beach, Florida
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92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank EnjoyTraveling34172

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