Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
we are more than a zoo! Plan to hand feed and interact with many of our friendly Reindeer, Moose, Bison, Yak, Elk, Alpaca, and Highland cattle. Learn about our Colony History, take a Pony ride and a tractor wagon ride. Please dress for the weather this is an outside activity! In October we have our Fall Festival, and in December we offer Santa tours! We are open year round, closed in the month of April for calving season.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mark
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Attraction in Alaska
    This was one of the best things we did in Alaska. We did the VIP tour. Hearing the history of the farm was very interesting. It is still owned by the original family and you could tell this wasn't only a job or business. This was a love for them. Our tour guide, forgot his name but was a son-in-law, was enthusiastic and funny. The knowledge he had was amazing. Many of the animals started as rescues. Wish we could be there for their fall festival or Christmas programs. I would definitely go again if up in Alaska. It is an active animal farm but the animals seemed more like pets than livestock. Dress appropriately. Spare shoes and rain gear. As VIP's we were able to go into a lot of the pens and fields to interact and feed the animals.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • 12Wanderlust12
    Dillon, Montana259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST-DO! Book now!
    Highly recommend a visit! We did the VIP tour because we came all this way to Alaska, might as well do the full deal. Josh was absolutely incredible and you could tell he genuinely loves what he does. He loves people. It’s a family run farm and they use their proceeds to feed/care for their animals. Bring weather gear and boots since you’re walking around in their pens. To address previous bad review: He did mention they had to change the general tour from years ago into the VIP tour. I absolutely LOVE moose and they were our main pull for going. We live in Montana and have moose but not ever this close! Despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour! We spent 2-3 hours there. Had to revisit the two moose pens multiple times ;)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • staceyrealtor
    Fort Pierce, Florida127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing hands on experience
    The best animal experience we have had. You get to walk with a terrific knowledgeable guide. Feeding the moose, reindeer, alpacas, such a wonderful place. Plus they have bee hive display as well. Really fun place.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 22, 2023
  • aidatorres37 .
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great VIP tour
    We had an amazing time at the farm. We chose the VIP tour and we are so glad we did. Zach our tour guide made our visit very personable. We were able to feed reindeer, moose, yak, etc. Learning about the history of the farm was great too. Pick the VIP tour, you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Cynthia
    Lexington, North Carolina20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reindeer farm visit
    This was one of my favorite highlights to my trip. The reindeer were gentle and the experience was very interactive. It is a must to do if visiting in abs around Anchorage. It’s located about 45 minutes for Anchorage and beautiful mountains surrounding the farm.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Kim S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and heart warming❤️
    We loved everything about this experience. Our tour guide was fantastic. He was full of knowledge and a lot of fun. Matter of fact everyone that works there was so inviting and nice. You can tell how well the animals are cared for. We just had a great time and was so much fun interacting with the animals. This was a must do!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Barbara F
    Trussville, Alabama55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and Interesting Tour!!
    We loved interacting with the many different animals! The Highlander Cow was my favorite, but they were all amazing. I got to feed Billy The Kid which was also a highlight for me. Every animal was special and so much fun to learn about the farm. It was raining, but we still enjoyed the tour very much.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Andrew M
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    Our entire family enjoyed the Reindeer Farm immensely. Our group guide was the grandson of the original owners and he was so nice and attentive to the entire group of 25 or so people on the tour. This is a fantastic attraction for kids and adults alike. We got to feed and pet reindeers, highland cows, a yak, and best of all baby reindeer. We also got to feed a big cow moose as well as to see a baby moose get bottle fed (which was incredible). Would definitely recommend a visit to the Reindeer Farm!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Tom S
    Jacksonville, Florida22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a great place to visit in the Anchorage area.
    My wife and I had been to Alaska 4 or 5 times and have always wanted to go to the Reindeer Farm. Finally made it, and it was worth the wait. It was a great time. Hand feeding Reindeer, Alpaca, Moose and more. Some hot cocoa, then off to pet some young Reindeer. Finished up grabbing some great souvenirs in a beautiful log cabin gift store. Our tour was conducted by the owner. Entertaining and a lot of fun facts about all the animals. Definitely belongs on your vacation to do list.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Kelly P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Wonderful Time
    Had a great time learning about the reindeer, moose, bison, alpacas, and all the other animals at the Reindeer Farm. The animals are mostly friendly and it's a great experience having Santa's Little Helpers (reindeer) eat out of your hand. Also had the chance to feed a young Moose named Lilly. Such beautiful animals. All the staff were friendly, courteous, accommodating and knowledgeable. Recommend visiting for all ages!!!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 25, 2023
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MountainMama
CANTON, United States547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I went a lot of amazing places during my 3 weeks in Alaska, and this turned out to be one of my favorites. Their is something special about this place. It has a certain charm to it that makes you feel nostalgic and happy. This is the working farm of the people who live/work here and they love what they do and it shows. My husband and I didn't even have our children with us since this was an anniversary trip, but it didn't matter, we found ourselves feeling like children. We got to feed their Moose, and tons of HUGE reindeer. You even get to go IN their pen with them to pet/feed them. They have a lot more than just reindeer though. Well worth the trip! We can't wait to make it back to Alaska and take our kids here!

They have a gift shop with a nice variety to browse through. Their dog and cat seemed to take to my husband and I. The views surrounding this farm make you wish you were part of this family and could stay here forever. The family (staff) is super friendly.

This is a MUST DO for anyone visiting Alaska!
Written July 22, 2020
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worldsmymuse
Chicago, IL316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Wonderful experience at this family-run Farm that caters to all ages, even tiny toddlers. You're actually in a pen with the reindeer, petting and feeding them after being given very specific safety instructions. It's extraordinary and gives you a real appreciation for the size, strength and power of their antlers! Feeding the two-year-old moose that was already about seven feet high with another highlight. There are other animals there too , and the family leads you on the trip and makes it all very entertaining. There's even a sausage stand where you can get a Fireweed milkshake and other tasty treats. Please support these folks! We thought it was terrific.
Written August 17, 2020
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amanda d
New Prague, MN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Start to finish great experience. The guy starting us off with the intro and information about the family farm was excited and passionate about this place. The lady in the gift shop was informed on the area of other places to check out. Our tour guide made this fun for my 9 & 11 year old. Would stop again, fun time. I learned a bunch😀
Written June 14, 2020
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Penny G
Anchorage, AK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My 5 year old grandson loved this. His favorite appeared to be the pony ride- he requested 3 rides! He was also quite excited when the moose stripped a branch bare of leaves. He took the remaining stick home for a souvenir.
The farm is good for children and adults.
Written May 20, 2021
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tcgoelz
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Entirely wonderful experience at the reindeer Farm. We got so much more than we expected out of our tour. We did the private tour which cost a bit more but the ability to focus as a family of three generations was fantastic. These folks are doing great work and the experience for young ones is especially unique and life affecting. Put it on your Alaska ✌️ must do list.
Written July 21, 2021
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Robi G
Wasilla, AK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Kid’s loved it, mom and dad loved it, grandma loved it. Great place to spend an afternoon. Family owned and operated, they really put their heart into it and you can tell they love it. The husband gives a presentation on reindeer, he’s really entertaining and we actually learned a few things. Son gave the tour., he’s really funny and knowledgeable. You get to pet and feed reindeer, moose, and alpaca. You see elk, yaks, and a bison! Nice petting zoo area and pony rides! Our family enjoyed this more than the zoo. They also have a yummy food trailer, the fireweed milkshakes are to die for.
Written July 19, 2020
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GinaW5
La Crescent, MN91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This was a great place to visit. It's more than a petting zoo as they really give you a lot of information and don't rush you through or limit your time in the different stations. You do get to feed the animals and pet some of them. They have a lot of different animals that you can feed and learn about. Plan to go early as the animals are more responsive (hungry!) earlier in the day and it's also cooler so they're not hiding away in the shade or tall grasses. Everyone was really helpful and gave us a lot of information about the animals they care for. We stayed for a lunch of reindeer hotdog and fireweed milkshakes and sundaes. Highly recommend the milkshakes & sundaes! Our group's opinion was split on the hotdogs but we're glad that we tried them. They were more like a brat or sausage with a thicker casing and a touch spicy. The wagon ride is the one thing we were a bit disappointed with. It's nothing special in itself, and you can't see the animals well at all while riding on it. There is a bit of recorded narrative about the history of the farm, but other than that it's not necessary to your day. It's not bad at all, but if you wanted to skip something that would save time, especially with teenagers, that would be the thing. We spent 2.5 hours at the farm in total and our group was a family of parents, teens and grandparents.
Written July 1, 2022
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Beksmommy
Mount Juliet, TN22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
When my husband, my 18 year old and I first arrived, I questioned if this was a kiddie petting zoo. IT WAS NOT! This was an amazing learning experience featuring unique wildlife. The coffee/snack/gift shop and the ability to wash your hand with soap after feeding reindeer & alpacas were a great addition. We learned so much about moose, reindeer, history of the area and so much more. This is a MUST-DO for anyone visiting Anchorage or the surrounding areas. My attention span usually doesn't last too long & my patience wears out quickly, but this experience zips right along and I never looked at the time. There was a sweet lady named Denise in the gift shop too that was a true gem when it came to answering scheduling questions. Again, this is a MUST DO!
Written July 11, 2021
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Jerry R
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My 5 year old grandson and I took the tour and my grandson also got a pony ride. I’ve lived in Alaska for 50 years and really wasn’t expecting much, but I must say I had a great time. The tour guide was the original owners grandson and the information he provided was both informative and humorous. He had the group laughing out loud frequently. We loved interacting with the reindeer, moose and other animals. The highlight for my grandson was getting to pet the bunny and baby reindeer. I liked feeding the reindeer and moose. While I took advantage of the opportunity to “kiss” the moose my grandson thought it was disgusting. He wanted nothing to do with moose slobber. We learned a lot and had a great time.
Written July 22, 2021
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Scott C
Roanoke, VA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We loved this place and all wanted to go back.
The whole experience was fun, informative, interactive and an amazing time. Our family of five glowed over this and would highly recommend it. It was a great value and awesome time with the animals who you can get up close to and even kiss a moose.
Written June 26, 2021
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