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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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July 18

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Walking with the reindeer was an awesome experience and the information we got about them was really interesting. I not only enjoyed the time with the animals but I fell like I learned quite a bit too. You won't regret booking this one!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The reindeer were so precious. In addition, Jane was so hospitable and knowledgeable. My daughter and I could not believe what a special time we got to share together. I highly recommend visiting Running Reindeer Ranch!

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my second visit this season and my favorite place to go in Fairbanks! It's a personal experience and amazing to interact with the reindeer without the restriction of fences. It's as much for adults as it is for kids! If you're lucky, maybe you can see if reindeer really do fly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'd known about walking with reindeer at Running Reindeer Ranch for some time now (we live in Fairbanks) but had never taken the time to do it. I am SO glad we decided to go today! This is easily one of the most fun and interesting things to do in Fairbanks, a couple of hours that was very well spent.... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a great time meeting Jane and her reindeer. The walk was fun and the reindeer came really those to us (we even got to lead one on a leash for a while). The walk itself was sort of short - and we waited for a really long time in one spot while she tried to get the reindeer,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What an amazing experience. Never thought I would get to walk a reindeer- or to be more honest have a reindeer walk me! Jane is clearly passionate about her herd and shared her knowledge in an engaging way. Just amazing! Highly recommended. Would visit again just to sit on the porch.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great time at Running Reindeer Ranch! Never had experienced such a dramatic mosquito attack upon arrival (they seemed attracted by the repellant we had applied), however we were given Deep Woods Off to spray down with, and it worked well. This may not be everyone's idea of a favorite activity, but it has to be one of... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Jane and her family of reindeer were so so dear. If you're looking for a engaging, relaxing way to spend two hours look no further. The reindeer all have their own personalities and it was a fun challenge to position yourself for a picture with the more illusive of the group. The cookies and stories at the end cap amazing... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was in my top 3 of the things we loved the most about our trip to Alaska. Loved the reindeer, loved Jane, loved the dogs. I learned more about reindeer than I ever knew. And to walk with them in the woods was sureal. A most unique experience.

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Address: 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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