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Musk Ox Farm

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Address: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone Number: +1 907-745-4151
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Join us for a scenic walk around our property in Palmer while our staff...

Join us for a scenic walk around our property in Palmer while our staff shares with you our project history, the natural history of the musk oxen and the incredible potential these arctic ungulates have to offer communities in the far north. You will see frisky calves, seasoned old bulls and the largest captive herd of musk oxen in the world, don't forget your camera!

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Good for an hour, Great photo op. Nominal entry fee.

We paid $11.00 per adult. After visiting the large animal research center in Fairbanks, this was so much better. Here you get a person that informs you takes you on a walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cyndywill8
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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun stop between Anchorage and Denali. Learned about the history of musk ox in Alaska and how they are using the farm to support local people. Our tour guide was bubbly and very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, cozy and nice farm. Fun to see these great animals. It looked like a nice place for them to live. The tour was great with interesting facts.

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Thank Sveinung A
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting tour & beautiful scenery. Really enjoyed seeing the muskox up close. Tour guide was knowledgeable & friendly.

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Thank geepear
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this farm in the AAA guide book for things to do outside of Anchorage. It's a beautiful, immaculate farm and the tours are given with precise instructions. Quiet, stay with the group, etc. These fascinating animals came right up to the fence for close photos. The gift shop sells items made from their extremely warm fur, but they... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. My teenaged niece came to visit me and she's crazy about basically all animals. The tour guide was kind, went at a decent speed, and educated us all about Qiviut, the product of the oxen. You do not get to pet, touch, or interact with the musk oxen, due to their aggressive nature (they run... More 

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Thank ABrue
Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great opportunity to see Musk Ox up close and person-take pictures and learn all about these animals. The tour fee is nominal and the information was very good and the shop is very interesting but be aware that qivuit is very expensive but you will learn all about it and get to touch and feel the fiber.... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by on our way back from seeing the Matanuska Glacier. I had earmarked this as one of the places I wanted to visit while in the area. We arrived late in the day. I am so glad we did! The staff was so friendly and the tour of the farm informative. The animals were healthy and a joy... More 

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Freeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $11.00 per adult. After visiting the large animal research center in Fairbanks, this was so much better. Here you get a person that informs you takes you on a walking tour of the pens. Now you are advised to stay 2 feet away from the fence, but the fence has 4 x 4 squares, so your camera can... More 

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Thank cyndywill8
St. Cloud, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I am a hand knitter I was quite interested in these animals and the production of quiviut. The tour was good and we even got to see the calves walking around. There are displays and information inside the "barn" building.

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Thank BarbP123
Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. Learning about these awesome animals and getting up reasonably close to them was fantastic. The staff were relaxed but very keen and positive and our guide was very knowledgable and catered for the various members of our group. You are walking through paddocks were the animals travel (although not when visitors are there... More 

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