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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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Absolutely fantastic experience!

We loved visiting Jane and Doug's home and spending time with their family...the wonderful reindeers that live on their property. We learned so much about reindeer, got to pet... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved visiting Jane and Doug's home and spending time with their family...the wonderful reindeers that live on their property. We learned so much about reindeer, got to pet them, watch them interact with each other, and walk them through the birch wood forest. We ended with delicious cookies and drinks on their deck. They also have a limited supply... More 

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meeting Jane is like being with an old friend; visitors are greeted with a warm smile and welcome to her home and the animals she so obviously loves. Treat your visit as a calm interlude in the woods and be patient as Jane talks about how to interact with the reindeer for your safety and theirs. Watch how Jane interacts... More 

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Thank SueWSP
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jane is an example to all people handling animals ... It is clear she loves them and has their best interests .... She is warm welcoming and full of knowledge she so generously shared ... The reindeer were beautiful as was the location and the cookies and lemonade after we're very nice too ... You would be missing out on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jane welcomed us with ease and grace and made our daughter feel very special. The talk prior and after the walk were very educational and eye opening regarding the ins and outs of raising reindeer. Jane's love for her pets show through her knowledge and actions with her guests. I would recommend this experience for young and old - what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jane is a wealth of knowledge about the reindeer and you can tell that she loves them and treats them well. The animals are amazing and we were not scared of them at all. Make sure you bring rain gear and bug spray. The educational session after the walk was lovely and we learned things we never knew about these... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This a wonderful way to to actually pet and get close to Reindeer. One actually likes to be petted and the others seem to mildly enjoy your attention. It is a safe way to get up close to animals that you ordinarily would never have contact with. Tips: 1) come about 10 minutes early; you will have a chance to... More 

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Thank Canoecat
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a highlight of our trip. The entire experience was one that we will treasure. Walking with the reindeer was such a treat. We also enjoyed hearing the story about the ranch and learning more about these beautiful animals.

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Thank Keith B
Parlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience rates rave reviews. We were there in early August 2016 and had a fabulous time. Jane is just full of reindeer facts and her animated descriptions are captivating. She truly loves her herd and delights in telling others all about them. Each reindeer has a story. Then you get to walk through the woods with the reindeer. Fantastic!

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Thank margehowarth
Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited Reindeer Ranch in August 2016 and had a terrific time interacting with the reindeer. We were surprised at how they allowed us to pet them and walked among the group. Jane and her husband,Doug were very passionate about their reindeer and truly loved their pets. Jane shared her knowledge of reindeer behavior as well as how she... More 

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Thank Kim C
Lakeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jane and Doug are wonderful hosts and tell you all about their reindeer. The reindeer themselves are comfortable walking through the woods with you. What an awesome experience! Would definitely do this again!

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