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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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very good tour

I enjoyed the tour and was very impressed with how clean the area was. Gift shop was small but had many things to choose from. Loved the information they had. Great place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The musk ox farm's aim is to domesticate these very interesting creatures. The tour was nice. We got to feed one of the musk oxen. The qiviut is really pretty soft, but also quite expensive. The road from Anchorage to Palmer and musk ox farm is beautiful way to begin a trip to the region. We saw some bald eagles... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Musk Ox farm was stunning. It is only 1 of 3 Musk Ox Farms in the world. The 2nd one is in Fairbanks. This was a fun trip. I would recommend it to people who have an hour to kill. Or are just trying to find something fun. It really makes your day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the tour and was very impressed with how clean the area was. Gift shop was small but had many things to choose from. Loved the information they had. Great place for photos with them in the back ground.

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Leatherhead, UK.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting and informative tour, got up close to the musk ox. But would have liked to walk round on our own a little, which wasn't allowed, and quite pricey.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The musk ox have served northern native peoples for centuries. They have long known of the exceptional, unbeatable warmth of the qiviut under coat. You don't have to kill a musk ox to get the qiviut but farming isn't in their lifestyle either. Of course the native peoples utilized the entire animal, but they were hunted to near extension in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is must do while in the Anchorage area. About an hour from Anchorage and a great side trip. Cost was $11 per person and tour is very informative and fun. You can even feed the Musk Ox. Our guide was Dani and she was awesome. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Would highly recommend!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

During the tour the guide was well informed on Musk ox in Alaska, what and why they are in Palmer. Favorite part has to be feeding the babies. They also have a small visiting area/museum in the front with a gift shop that is free but tour has a small charge. Fun for the family

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well informed guide, provided a history of how this farm was started, as well as precautions to take when approaching the pens. Guide also informed us how the hair is harvested and made into yarn for beautiful warm products. Nice little museum to browse while waiting for tour, picnic tables on grounds as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Important to know about the pre-historian creatures. Nice to see how people are trying to conserve these animals against odds. The lady who accompanied us to demonstrate was excellent in her job.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fun Family Day. I took my mother here and she loved it. We are both knitters - that might have something to do with it.... There is a walking tour, store and small cafe. We found tufts of Musk Ox wool stuck to the fences...we (as knitters) asked about it...they said we could collect it as we were on the... More 

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Additional Information about Musk Ox Farm

Address: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone Number: +1 907-745-4151
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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