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Address: PO Box 73013, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Phone Number: +1 907-455-4998
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: By Appointment Only! Enjoy a walk through the boreal forest of Alaska with...
By Appointment Only! Enjoy a walk through the boreal forest of Alaska with our curious and gentle reindeer. Ruby, Olive, Willow, Jasper and Rufus (and now Rosie and Daisy!) Will be your guides as you enjoy the beauty of Alaska's interior. See them romp free through the forest doing "reindeery" things. After our walk we will return to the house for a light refreshment and to finish up the conversation. Each time you come will be a unique experience. We are open year round by appointment only. Same day reservations sometimes available. Tours in the summer are weekdays evenings at 7 pm and weekend mornings at 10, winter tours on weekends only and full moon nights. Winter cut off temperature -65 F.(That's a joke, it really never gets that cold, we cut off when you don't want to do it, we are always game! Reindeer love the cold!)
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Took my family of 5 to the Running Reindeer Ranch on our recent visit to Fairbanks. We were in Alaska to revisit sites from our deployment here 40 years ago. The Ranch visit was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Farmington, Utah

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Took my family of 5 to the Running Reindeer Ranch on our recent visit to Fairbanks. We were in Alaska to revisit sites from our deployment here 40 years ago. The Ranch visit was a side trip as a special treat. Wow! We were all amazed that we could hike thru the Alaskan woods with a small herd of wild... More 

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Coal Center, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a great experience from start to finish! Very intimate, I loved the small group size. Jan was very knowledgable and hospitable. This was one of my son's favorite things we did while visiting Alaska. Roman got to walk Ruby "Queen Reindeer" on the leash and has been telling everyone about it since our return to PA. We loved the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

No one could have prepared me for being in the forest with 6 deers and a fawn running around very near us. And the love and care that Jane provides for this herd of large animals allowed to run free while we walked with them on the wooded path

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a really fun excursion to do. You really do get to walk in the woods with the reindeer. They will come right up to you and you can pet them. Only thing we couldn't touch the antlers. After walking in the woods there was a very informative talk about how this got started and info on the deer.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I give this tour my highest rating and recommend it for people of all ages. We toured the Ranch, walking with Ruby and the other reindeer. As we walked, we learned many things about them as well as their close relatives, the caribou, and the local flora that sustains them. It was a truly delightful, educational experience and worth every... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Walking with Jane and her reindeer in the forest was amazing. I never thought I would get to do something really special like this. All the information about reindeer that Jane shares was really interesting. Good conversation, cool lemonade and tasty cookies on the deck with Jane and her husband afterwards..... with reindeer Olive curled up on the deck with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was a fun opportunity to interact with reindeer and walk/run with them through the woods. We also learned a great deal about reindeer. If I had my way I would have liked to have taken a longer walk with them. But it was still fun and recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Having the chance to actually touch a reindeer and walk through the woods with a herd of them was amazing. One bit of advice, though. After the walk is over and you're having refreshments and learning about reindeer antlers and the ranch itself- you are bug bait. Normal bug repellent doesn't work, so if you think the bugs will bother... More 

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Hunker, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was the high lite of a months tour through Alaska..to be able to walk with such beautiful creatures, to touch them and to learn about their life and habits..Thank you Jane and Doug for sharing this magical moment.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have lived in Fairbanks for 30 years and this is one of the most unique experiences I have had. Jane and Doug are fun and well informed presenters. Most people will never live to walk and touch reindeer in their lives. From ages 0-100, put this on your bucket list!

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Address: Address: PO Box 73013, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Phone Number: +1 907-455-4998
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

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