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Running Reindeer Ranch

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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
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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!) Book Online on our website.

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Great experience but leave kids under 4 at home

First off dress warm as we were outside for about an hour and forty five minutes, specifically if it is during he winter. This is not really for kids under four. The reindeer are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Pooptothat
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off dress warm as we were outside for about an hour and forty five minutes, specifically if it is during he winter. This is not really for kids under four. The reindeer are running all over and as a safety issue the kids can be crawling on the ground. It is great though to have be nice walk and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's really a fantastic trip here. The hosts are not only pretty nice, but they provide us so much knowledge about the reindeer. I would definitely recommend this place to any person who love the animals and the environment.

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Thank Ruyuan
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I (both Adults and animal lovers) had a nice time here. The animals were docile and our guide was very passionate. Dress for the weather as we were outside for about 90 minutes despite the walk being short in distance, we stopped ofter to observe and talk. The group size was a bit large at 20 and... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On the face of it, going for a walk with a herd of reindeer seems like something for children. In reality, it was a very enjoyable way for a couple to spend a few hours. Our host Jane introduced our group of abt. 20 ppl., including 5 children to the reindeer. She talked to us about their pecking order, health,... More 

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Thank Jackie E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The picture with reindeer was the best part! However, I spent more time worrying about all the little children around me than enjoying the reindeer.

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun little jaunt! I never even thought that walking around with reindeer would be a thing. I learned a lot about reindeer behavior, the difference between caribou and reindeer (I’m not telling ) and how chill their temperament and soft their fur. Plus this area was near Murphy Dome, which I intended to scout for aurora... More 

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Thank Athena578
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Jane, Doug, and Robin for having us!! We had an AMAZING time and will be back with our friends and family!! The reindeer were beautiful and friendly, and the family that raises them are welcoming, warm, and passionate about these gorgeous animals. The reindeer treated us as part of the "herd" and Jane and Doug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a member of Lone Star Santa's and he has always dreamed about hanging out with reindeer. While planning our first trip to Alaska last year, he heard about Running with Reindeer ranch. It was all he talked about for months before and then again after our trip. It really was an amazing experience and watching him play... More 

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Santa Cruz, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seven days of site seeing and to add walking through a snowy forest with these incredible animals - Jane and Doug were the sweetest of host. Nice walk around the property, very informative about not only the reindeer but their land as well. Great energy, lots of fun and sitting in there house drinking tea after added that extra homey... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It was truly the highlight of my 5 day trip to Alaska. Running Reindeer Ranch is an experience I recommend to everyone and can't wait to visit again myself. Jane and Doug were immediately welcoming and eager to make sure everyone was dressed properly, warm enough, and comfortable before we began the walk. Jane led the excursion, which wasn't strenuous... More 

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