Reindeer Farm

Reindeer Farm, Palmer: Hours, Address, Reindeer Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

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
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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.
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1-2 hours
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worldtravelerprof
Atlanta, GA79 contributions
Jul 2021
We did the Summer Tour at the Reindeer Farm and thoroughly enjoyed it. As travelers who have literally been to over 130 countries we find it harder and harder to discover experiences that attract and keep our attention and interest. Every person we encountered who works there seem to have a mission to make their Visitors' time there a remarkable experience. The Moose Smooch was a lot of fun and feeding the reindeer was so unique. We keep talking about the exciting visit there and highly recommend anyone of any age go there - with or without children. Also, the Dasher Dogs were really good and we recommend getting food at that food "truck" after your tour and enjoy the beautiful scenery while eating your food at their picnic tables.
Written July 27, 2021
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EmptyNestersEphrata
Ephrata1 contribution
Jun 2021
We are visiting Alaska and wanted to see it through the eyes of our grandchildren. The Reindeer Farm was a good choice for a beautiful June day; it's an experience we will reminisce about for years. We were fortunate to have booked the early tour and turned out it was just our family...our own private tour so we had the guide's total attention. It was the perfect 3-generation activity for grandparents, Mommy, a 4 yr. old, 1 yr. old and infant. There was something for everyone, but being in the feeding pen with the reindeer was an unexpected delight. The tractor & wagon ride was fun, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and great with children, and the food wagon was the perfect ending to our day at the Reindeer Farm. Definitely worth the drive from Anchorage. My daughter's family is already planning a return trip in October and December for the special events.
Written June 16, 2021
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Lisa C
West Des Moines, IA22 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited the reindeer farm while in Palmer. The farm is a multi generational family farm which we really admired. The animals were amazing and well kept. The tour director was well informed and shared his knowledge of the variety of animals. The staff was very helpful as well. Our only complaint was with group size. The group sizes should be limited to a dozen or less. They should also make people take turns while kissing the moose and then after their turn and picture move aside so others get a turn. Many in our group did not get a chance before we were told to move on to the next display as others in the group were allowed to stand in front of the moose and monopolize it the entire time. These same people violated petting the reindeer velvet antlers and were allowed to stay, and once again monopolized that experience as well. Overall, a great place and I would recommend.
Written July 22, 2021
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tcgoelz
4 contributions
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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Penny G
Anchorage, AK86 contributions
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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Jerry R
3 contributions
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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Beksmommy
Mount Juliet, TN17 contributions
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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srobby
Pennsylvania427 contributions
Jul 2021
This Farm allows for intimate interaction with animals, from hand feeding reindeer to kissing a moose, there is a lot to see and do on the farm. There are a lot of reindeer here as well as elk and yak, bison and horses. The scenic mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to the farm. The staff is wonderfully friendly and the reindeer hot dogs are delicious. The gift shop is small but provides a great exhibit of local artists and great souvenirs. Our guide was knowledgeable and knew all the animals by name. Great family must see in Alaska.
Written July 21, 2021
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Scott C
Roanoke, VA20 contributions
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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AroundTownWithAB
14 contributions
Aug 2021
Six of us from the southern GA/north FLA area traveled to AK for a few events. A week ago we heard about the Reindeer Farm and had to check it out. Our hour-long walking tour was packed full of information, and plenty of hands-on experiences. Our knowledgeable young lady guide was so excited to share her stories from growing up on this farm. We were able to see Elk, pet Alpacas, feed and pet reindeer, feed and smooch with a moose. The location was easy to get to, there was plenty of parking, and reservation tour times were recommended. This was a special treat that added to our wonderful adventure in the Mat-Su region of Alaska.
Written August 24, 2021
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Reindeer Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM