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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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Wonderful experience !

Jane shares her love for the reindeer and her expertise in a fun and entertaining style. On the walk you will have opportunities to take photos and have your photo taken with one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Jane shares her love for the reindeer and her expertise in a fun and entertaining style. On the walk you will have opportunities to take photos and have your photo taken with one of the reindeer. After the walk Jane and her husband welcome you into their home for hot beverages and delicious cookies and a little more info on... More 

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Appin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must see, what a wonderful experience. It is fun and also very informative. Jane and her husband really know all there is to know about these beautiful creatures. They treat the reindeer just like family and also invite you into their home to share homemade cookies and a hot drink. This is definetly a bucket list experience

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really unique and special "once in a lifetime experience". So glad we included this experience during our visit to Alaska!!

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Everything about my husband's and my experience with Running Reindeer Ranch was a pleasure. Jane was quick and thorough in her communications when we set up the appointment, and she was ready to greet us and our fellow guests even though we'd arrived early. She seems extremely knowledgeable about reindeer. The first thing she did was to immediately put us... More 

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Topanga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

lovely walk through the snowy forest with the reindeer herd and their owner Jane. She then invited us to her home for hot drinks and cookies and lots of interesting stories about the reindeer and living in Alaska. The reindeer loose their Antlers in late February into March. We had a few left with antlers in early March. I think... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The owner's story of her involvement with reindeer is very interesting but walking with these beautiful animals was a great experience. They are inquisitive, gentle, and love being petted. What a fun afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful time leisurely walking the reindeer around the property. Very informative too. Learned a lot. Reindeer are super docile. They don't kick or bite. You can pet or hug them. Great pets. The owner is super nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Pure fun to hike with the reindeer. Our hosts were gracious and truly love their reindeer. It snowed while we were walking with them which only made the afternoon more enjoyable. One (Ruby) was on tether, all the others roamed freely with us which was a hoot since you never knew when one would just come up along side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were in Fairbanks for 5 days in February. Winter in Alaska...what to do??? Came across the reviews here on Tripadvisor for the Running Reindeer Ranch and decided to book it. Jane was very reachable by email coordinating schedules. What a treat. She let the reindeer out and they frolicked around until we started our walk. The walk is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited Running Reindeer with an 8 YO and a 13 YO, and all four of us loved walking through the woods with Jane's reindeer and then enjoyed tea and cookies and her talk about life on a reindeer ranch! Don't miss it!

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