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Musk Ox Farm

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Address: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone Number: +1 907-745-4151
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The home to numerous musk oxes, this farm offers guided tours.

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quite interesting

Really, if you're in the area, you ought to stop here. This is a non profit organization. There is a small fee and tours leave every half hour in the summer. You basically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was super excited about this from the get-go...OBVIOUSLY :) How often do you get to visit a Musk Ox farm? The concept was a novelty and the actual experience did not disappoint. The farm is beautiful and our guide, Sam, was delightful. Be aware - these animals are not domesticated just yet. They are large and dangerous. You will... More 

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sparks nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really, if you're in the area, you ought to stop here. This is a non profit organization. There is a small fee and tours leave every half hour in the summer. You basically walk around the fields while the docent tells you about the animals. They are quite a site to see and quite endangered. The comb through their hair... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been to the musk ox farm more times than I can count while guiding tours, but was back again with my wife and friends, and the quality is still consistent. Excellent guides who are passionate about what they do, and beautiful facilities.

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was an extremely well-run operation. Our guide was informed and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the musk oxen and their habits. Such beautiful animals. Their qiviute was fascinating--and EXPENSIVE! :) Lovely museum and gift shop.Highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did not pay to see the ox as we already saw some at the Alaska conservatory. But the gift shop and small museum were worth the visit.

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Yelm, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very informational! I have 3 teenage kids that went here with me and they enjoyed themselves. We walked through the corals where the Musk Ox are kept. They were easy to see from all sides. We were only there for about an hour and a half so it was a nice day trip.

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San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Guided tour of musk ox farm. While the animals are not truely domesticated, you can feed grass to some of the ox. Very interesting tour led by farm worker.

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Kodiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had been here 25 years ago and were pleased to see it has grown and flourished. The musk oxen are such interesting animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I was able to purchase a "smoke ring" made of quiviut which is so very soft and comfy.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We four visited the musk ox farm - they are neither musky nor ox-y. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was very educational for those of us unfamiliar with these animals. Allow about an hour for the inexpensive tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

TripAdvisor “Things To Do” says there is a Musk Ox Farm near us so the GPS lady is taking us somewhere we have not been before. We approach the former commune that was sold to be a volunteer run effort to breed Musk Ox in Alaska. We followed a family into the store/museum where we learned about the Musk Ox... More 

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