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Running Reindeer Ranch

PO Box 73013, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
907-455-4998
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Ranked #4 of 49 Activities in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Enjoy a walk through the boreal forest of Alaska with our curious and gentle reindeer. Ruby, Olive...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: 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!)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My two girls (9&4) really liked the walk with the reindeers. And me too. Thank you guys! I think Winter is the perfect time for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I had an amazing time with Jane and her reindeer. The snow was deep and the area looked magical - walking with the reindeer and learning about each of them was delightful. They all have their own little personalities and clearly adore their master. And why wouldn't they? She treats them so lovingly :-) We then went... More 

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Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did the walking with reindeers tour where we visited Jane and her reindeers. As we strolled through the snow with the reindeers, we were entertained by the natural behaviours of the reindeers along with Jane's extremely informative session. Jane possesses a wealth of knowledge about Santa's little helpers and her story of how she started out with owning a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ranch is about twenty minutes outside downtown Fairbanks. The tour takes a couple of hours. The first hour was spent walking on the hillside with owner Jane and her several reindeer, all of whom you will know by name as you learn about them. Afterwards we were all invited into Jane's home for homemade cookies and hot drinks, while... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Jane's ranch is a wonderful area. The reindeer are friendly and beautiful to see up close and in person. Jane is very knowledgeable and shares the information during the walk and also back at the house where we were able to interact with some old and very impressive antlers. I highly recommend paying a visit to Running Reindeer Ranch if... More 

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Kitimat-Stikine District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What an experience. I booked this for my boys aged 4 and 6 as a follow on from the Santa visit. I didn't realize how much I would enjoy it myself. It's obvious there is a great deal of respect for the reindeers and it was a privelage to be able to coexist with these amazing creatures. We will all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you are in Fairbanks, I'd highly reccommend this tour! Very unique and up-close encounter with her many reindeer! I was expecting something along the lines of petting a caged reindeer, much to my delight, it was so far from that! The reindeer were grazing freely as we drove up the driveway! Very informative, fun, hands-on adventure! Jane is just... More 

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Although this review is delayed, i.e., my son and I visited last year, this is worth sharing. I echo the other sentiments of other visitors to Running Reindeer Ranch...what a lovely, unique, special afternoon, a highlight of our Alaska visit, even for an a 13-year-old boy. We enjoyed it all, including our post-reindeer visit learning about the history and politics... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Jane is very informative, took her time to explain many facts about reindeers... The walk was great, we get to walk with Ruby, and some of her reindeers running in the wood unleashed. The cookies she made are delicious! :) thank you for a great afternoon!

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Running Reindeer Ranch. Our group was small so we each had hands-on experience with the reindeer as we took a long walk through a birch forest. Jane gave a very informative narrative as we walked and enjoyed the very lively reindeer! It was really fun. Then back to her house for cookies,... More 

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