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Running Reindeer Ranch

Address: PO Box 73013, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Phone Number: 907-455-4998
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Enjoy a walk through the boreal forest of Alaska with our curious and gentle reindeer. Ruby, Olive...
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I are hard to impress, but we honestly have nothing negative to say about this tour. Jane and her family treated us as guests rather than just paying customers, which is very rare nowadays. They are all very knowledgeable and loving when it comes to their reindeers. I could tell everyone on the tour with us was... More 

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our family of 5 enjoyed this Reindeer Walk and learning about these animals. Jane and her family are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts and warmly welcome you to their home for this activity. It was really cold the day of our walk so it was nice Jane's family open up their home for hot chocolate, delicious homemade cookies, and more learning... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's not every day that you walk through a forest in the snow with a herd of reindeer, tame enough to let you scratch their backs. Well, most of them are, but keep your eye on Jasper! Jane gives an excellent commentary on their behavior and the history of their domestication as the visitors and the herd mingle comfortably. At... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Thank you to Jane and family for such a wonderful and unique experience. We so enjoyed our walk with the reindeer - Olive, Ruby, Jasper, and more. They are such fun creatures! Jane provides information about the Reindeer and Caribou and shares her background and experience raising them. It both a fun and educational experience.

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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
2 reviews
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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