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Running Reindeer Ranch

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Address: 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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Walking with the reindeer was fun and educational. THANKS FOR LETTING US SHARE YOUR LIFE. The walk in the woods for great and we enjoyed the photo opportunity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Pataskala, Ohio
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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Walking with the reindeer was fun and educational. THANKS FOR LETTING US SHARE YOUR LIFE. The walk in the woods for great and we enjoyed the photo opportunity.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We booked this educational experience based on TripAdvisor's ratings, and we were NOT disappointed. Owner Jane has encyclopedia understanding of reindeer, and her "herd" of 8-9 is a delight to walk in the woods with. Extraordinary!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Jane and her husband are such wonderful people, that open their home and hearts to these beautiful reindeer. This was a fun experience. We took a leisurely walk with them all, enjoying every minute. Please take the time to see these beautiful creatures, and to meet Jane. You won't regret it!

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I am often torn between rating an attraction very good or excellent. I did not have this problem with Jane's Running Reindeer Ranch, it was truly OUTSTANDING! I visited the Running Reindeer Ranch while on vacation in the Fairbanks area with my father. We drove out to Jane's 5 acre farmette and waited with another family that included a set... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My parents, my two daughters, and I spent the evening with Jane and her reindeer. My 6 year old LOVED the walk and all the facts about reindeer. She was a little nervous when they would come bounding by, but they were very gentle animals. Excited, much like dogs! The ran, jumped, panted, and the baby - Rocky Cupcake -... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Highly recommend taking the time to learn about and take a hike among these beautiful animals!!! Jane is a wonderful tour guide and she and her husband welcome you warmly into their home and lives!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My visit to the Running Reindeer Ranch was one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska. Everyone there was so friendly! The reindeer were so interactive and approachable, and the educational part was informative and interesting. The walk through the woods offered great photo opportunities, as well as many chances to pet the reindeer. Even though I attended with... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First you show up and get greeted by their super nice dog. We then got an explanation of how the reindeer are and what to expect and what to do and not to do around them. Then as the name says, the reindeer are released and they literally run everywhere. They are super nice and very approachable. Absolutely harmless, unless... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our evening adventure with Jane and her reindeer was wonderful. The reindeer are such laid back animals and walking along in the woods with them was a rare treat. They were so curious and it was fun to watch their antics. Jane and her family take such wonderful care of the reindeer and treat them just as they were family... More 

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Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A wonderful rainy evening with Jane & the reindeer. Walking in the woods even though it was damp made it more mystical with the reindeer playing in the woods. The beautiful rich dark brown including the velveted antlers of the reindeer against the damp green forest was indeed a photo opportunity. The hospitality of Jane and Doug make you feel... More 

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