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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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For Palmer, this is one of the main attractions. If interested in prehistoric Arctic animals, this is certainly a place to visit. Because of the sub-sub-zero climatic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a treat to see these pre-historic animals up close and learn about their fur (undercoat) which is carefully combed out and then woven by Alaska natives.

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SACRAMENTO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

For Palmer, this is one of the main attractions. If interested in prehistoric Arctic animals, this is certainly a place to visit. Because of the sub-sub-zero climatic environment in which these animals can survive, the Musk Ox Farm is dedicated to re-introducing the Musk Ox into native Alaskan culture. The underwool from these animals is used by these Alaskan communities... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The animals are fascinating and there is a nice gift shop. A must stop for the True Alaska. It is interesting to learn about quiviut and the animals' defense posture.

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Palmer, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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538 reviews 538 reviews
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311 helpful votes 311 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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