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Musk Ox Farm

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Address: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone Number: 907 745 4151
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Our Neighbors, The Musk Ox

The Musk Ox farm is adjacent to us on our South. We get to watch the Bulls bang heads into each other and frolic around their fields. The public entrance is off the Glenn Highway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Richard S
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palmer, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I took three kids under the age of 10 for a visit and they absolutely loved it! The tour guides are very informative and answer any questions you have. The view from the property is pretty stunning also.

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Four of us from Seattle made the trip from Anchorage to visit the Farm. We felt it was very worthwhile, especially for animall lovers, as few of us have the opportunity to see this amazing creatures. The facility folks were friendly and the tour guide had a lot of information and did not hurry us. We saw the bulls, mothers,... More 

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Musk Ox farm is adjacent to us on our South. We get to watch the Bulls bang heads into each other and frolic around their fields. The public entrance is off the Glenn Highway. They offer cards, pictures, books and items to wear made from the Musk Ox under fur. They are beautiful, warm and long-wearing. Shopping is free.... More 

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Barneveld, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place will educate you about a very primitive very old species of animal that lives in the Arctic. Our tour guide had all kinds of information to share with the visitor's. She took us on a walking tour of the pens where the animals are kept, starting with the young ones and progressing up to the senior animals. These... More 

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Florida
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483 reviews 483 reviews
148 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After seeing a tourism video in our hotel highlighting the muskox, we headed an hour north of Anchorage to visit the Musk Ox Farm. Upon arrival at the farm, the gate was closed and a sign was posted that said "Tours By Appointment Only During Winter". But it's not winter for another seven weeks ! Had we known in advance,... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I do love the musk ox farm. Though I have been there numerous times it is still exciting to see the little ones and their moms too. They are so big and shaggy they almost seem to belong from ancient of days. This place has an awesome view. It is so well maintained, not like visiting a stinky animal farm.... More 

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Solon, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

this was a nice little farm that we learned a lot about the musk ox and it was very enjoyable. Short and sweet. Would recommend.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our trip to the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer was great. The tour was interesting and see those magnificent creatures was fantastic. We love it so much, we adopted a little musk ox named Olive.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is an awesome experience to see these animals. The farm near Palmer, Alaska is beautiful and their musk ox are well care for. The tour guide constantly moves photographers away from the fence even when the musk ox are hundreds of feet away and sleeping. At a distance of a few feet from the fence all you get is... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

In reading some of the other reviews, I feel badly that people didn't get the photo ops they wanted, or didn't think they were getting their money's worth by visiting the farm. I willingly spent the $11 per adult admission fee, not because I wanted to get a lot in return for it, but because I knew a part of... More 

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