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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 walk with reindeer

My sister, niece (14), nephew (11) and I visited the Running Reindeer Ranch on April 11 and had a wonderful time. The day started with snow, which only enhanced the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My sister, niece (14), nephew (11) and I visited the Running Reindeer Ranch on April 11 and had a wonderful time. The day started with snow, which only enhanced the entire experience. We were greeted by Jane, who was just letting the reindeer out of their pen to frolic in the snowy woods. She welcomed us warmly, introduced us to... More 

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Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The visit to the Running Reindeer Ranch was part of an altogether awesome Alaska vacation tour. I thought it was going to be fun, but never anticipated what actually happened. Jane called the reindeer out of their enclosure and the excitement really began. Our group walked through the woods learning about, petting and photographing the amazingly friendly creatures. We got... More 

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Tualatin, Or.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a wonderful experience. The deer walked along side of us. As Jane, gave us so much information about them. Ruby, the Queen was my favorite. Then she invited us into her house for hot drinks and the greatest cookie. I am in a wheel chair so I was not able to go on the trail. But my husband... More 

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Easton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The day we visited the Running Reindeer Ranch, they weren't doing the actual walks on the trails with the reindeer, they just had the ranch open for people to visit and walk around and see the reindeer but it was a very cool experience and we got some great pictures. (and the owners are really nice).

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Jane is an amazing hostesses/ businesswoman! She opens her ranch & home to total strangers & makes everyone feel welcome. And the reindeers...love at first site! Walking through the snowy woods & fields with the reindeer was like a fairytale come true. One suggestion:shorten the book reviews -way too long!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While in Fairbanks hunting the northern lights, the six of us visited Running Reindeer in late March, 2015. One of our away team had looked it up. I was not super familiar with it beforehand. Offhand, to be honest, I was not expecting much. Perhaps some penned up sad reindeer that wandered for the entertainment of humans. Nope! Jane obviously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The walk was amazing. We had it in the chilly, icy morning and roamed around the ranch with dozens of cute and sweet reindeers. There were chances to lead a reindeer, feed them with lichen, pet them, and of course take lots of photos. Jane is very knowledgeable and you would know how much love she devotes to them as... More 

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

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

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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