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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Address: 400 D St (start), Anchorage, AK 99501-2342
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The Iconic 45th Annual Iditarod

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ian W
Bundaberg, Australia
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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Alaska, this is something you have to see. Just a super cool tradition and fun to see. The atmosphere is fun and exciting. Very cold though. Dress warm.

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Urubamba, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love love love this race! There is so much to do when this race happens and you get to meet up close with some of the mushers and their team.

Thank Rosie J

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