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Running Reindeer Ranch

PO Box 73013, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
907-455-4998
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Ranked #6 of 41 activities in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
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... more » 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!) « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a great time meeting all the reindeer and walking thru the woods with them. This was a first for the entire family. Bring your bug spray as the mosquitos in AK are huge! Loved having time for a photo op with our family and the reindeer.

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had my parents over from England to visit and whilst here I got to celebrate my dads birthday with him. So I booked us in for a tour at Running Reindeer Ranch. Wow what a fantastic birthday present that was for him, he was thrilled. Jane the owner is such a lovely, wonderful, kind and informative guide and we... More

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited the Running Reindeer Ranch in June and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jane and her husband Doug were so welcoming, they were like old friends. Meeting the reindeer and being able to walk with them and spend time with them was one of the top highlights of our 9 week holiday. Jane's knowledge and experience with reindeer gave us great... More

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Dover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited the Running Reindeer Ranch on our trip to Alaska in July. I had no idea of what to expect when we got there but we were greeted enthusiastically by their friendly dog, Candy who was so sweet and just as entertaining as the reindeer with her leap into the pond to chase goldfish. Jane led us on a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My son, granddaughter, and I went mid July during the rainy season. The tour was above and beyond our expectations. The reindeer were friendly with each having a different personality. We went on a walk in the rain with Jane with the reindeer. The reindeer stayed in close proximity and liked to romp and play was we walked around. Ruby... More

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Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My grandson and I visited the Running Reindeer Ranch in June. We actually had to postpone our first trip due to rain and Jane was so accommodating and easy to work with. We were very impressed with how social the reindeer were and how knowledgeable Jane and Doug are. We expected something very touristy and hokey but it was nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited the Running Reindeer Ranch on June 18 during a solo 2 week road trip in Alaska. I joined a family group of five and Jane led the walk with the reindeer. What a great experience, certainly nothing I ever expected to do in my lifetime! After the walk, we went into the house, sat around the dining room... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a wonderful and non commercial experience, a one of a kind personal hands on learning experience and so much fun. It was worth the price and provided such a one- of-a-kind opportunity that won't come your way again anytime soon so go for it!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My family and I had a spectacular visit at the reindeer ranch. My son and daughter-in - law had already visited this site and thought it was worth the money which after the visit I agreed. By the way since it was their second visit, they were the guests of the reindeer and were free. Jane and her husband Doug... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Its exhilarating to have reindeer running all around you - thrilling! My 2 yr old grandson, son, self, and father went to see this as our first choice among all Fairbanks, AK attractions. Having been a tour guide for Princess in Fairbanks, Skagway, and Haines - the Running Reindeer Ranch is the best attraction for families I've seen statewide.

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