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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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Educational Visit!

I wasn's sure what to expect when Visiting a Musk Ox Farm, but I found it to be very informative and interesting. Our guide was informative and able to answer everyone;s... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn's sure what to expect when Visiting a Musk Ox Farm, but I found it to be very informative and interesting. Our guide was informative and able to answer everyone;s questions about the animals and the farm. I loved the yarn items that they had for sale in the gift shop! Beautiful Alaskan handmade hats and scarves. The farm... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was fun and educational, well worth the stop. I learned much about the musk ox and the history of the establishment of this unique herd that is being domesticated. Truly is like stepping back into the ice age to see these animals grazing in a pasture with their calves with the mountain backdrop!

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Sugar Hill GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was super friendly and knowledgable but it was so hot that most of the oxen were just trying to stay cool so we only saw a handful of the 80+ on hand. The highlight was seeing the mama's and baby's - they were the most active by far.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a working farm...and a not for profit farm at that. The nominal fee ($11 per adult) helps support some super friendly farm hands do what they love and share their passion for these not so well known animals. We found the 45 minute tour well worth our time and money. I've visited many farms, but most of them didn't... More 

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Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a neat place to see a musk oxen. The tour guide was reasonably knowledgable, however the tour was basically walking to a fenced in field with some oxen standing around. That was it. The whole thing lasted about 20 minutes. The longest was the domestication history given at the start, which reveals they are not native to Alaska. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had never seen a Musk Ox in my life and am so happy I did this while visiting Alaska. This tour was educational and you see the Musk Ox up close. Really cool place.

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the stop to learn the history of muskox, see muskox and learn about them. A 45 minute to 1 hour walking tour of the fenced in fields with lots of muskox viewing.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

* the visitor center is clean, staff were cordial and the gift shop has some interesting items. * though you can't stop the oxen from spoiling the lawns, you can tread carefully when you are out on the grass. * parking is ample and there is an entry fee; check your time slots beforehand with the staff, as it 'can'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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