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Running Reindeer Ranch

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Fantastic experience!

We are Fairbanks locals who had never toured the ranch. We had the most wonderful time. Jane is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Walking with reindeer

I loved this trip. Getting to walk with the reindeer was great. Hearing and learning about them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO DROP-INS ACCOMMODATED. PLEASE CALL FIRST. Enjoy a walk through the boreal forest of Alaska with our curious and gentle reindeer. Olive, Jasper, Rufus, Daisy, Buttercup, Margarita and Rocket will be your guides as you...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1470 Ivans Aly, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6161
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed this unique experience. Loved the thrill of the reindeer running past us! The hand warmers were the best idea ever. Recommend feet ones too! Disappointed Jane wasn't there for hot drinks after the walk, however we still got cookies! Highly recommended 'Walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are Fairbanks locals who had never toured the ranch. We had the most wonderful time. Jane is very knowledgeable and was a wonderful host. She was very warm and welcoming, and we learned a lot. Highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this trip. Getting to walk with the reindeer was great. Hearing and learning about them was amazing. I almost want to get reindeer, but don’t think my state would be good for them. Jane and the others really take care of the reindeer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although extremely cold (-32 degree), it was worth every moment! Jane and the staff were friendly, welcoming, and helped me out with gear when I was frozen over:) It was educational and fun! You can pet, take pictures, and admire the beauty of all of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mallory S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at Janes Reindeer ranch. The Reindeerwalk was a wonderful experience. Pet the reindeers, take pictures with them, all the stories about them and delicious cookies and hot beverages afterwards were really worth it. Jane even has wintergear if you need more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of the trip of a lifetime. Super educational, but also immersive. I was traveling solo and our tour group that day was pretty large but there was plenty of time and space to interact with the reindeer, ask questions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially I thought the $100 entrance fee was kind of expensive, but it was totally worth it. The tour lasts around three hours. It was very educational without being boring. We started out playing with the reindeer and learning a little while waiting for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience! The reindeer are calm and friendly. Jane is engaging and shares a lot of anecdotal knowledge about reindeers. The actual walk (maybe 45 mins?) is framed by some safety and general intel first, and a post walk visit inside Jane's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gigi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time learning about the herd and the family that runs the ranch. The reindeer were so sweet and fun & the staff was very knowledgeable. It was so fun to play with these darling animals. I appreciated just how much this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clanctot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 8 reindeer are tame and each have their own personality, the dog is spoiled and the winter scenery is amazing. You'll learn a lot about reindeer and life in Alaska and meet the great folks who run this family business.

Date of experience: December 2018
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delaynen
November 18, 2018|
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Response from MamaGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
They have a minimum number of people to do a walk with the reindeer. Hubby and I were placed in a larger group of about 15-18. Perhaps you were the first to book on a certain date and there weren't any others interested in... More
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Rachel-from-PLUTO
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Doug T | Property representative |
We try to limit the group to 20. We have a 4 person minimum.
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windriver0915
April 2, 2018|
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Response from RunningReindeer | Property representative |
Sorry to just be responding, I just saw this. I’m glad you appreciated our helpers! I too am grateful for them! Depending on the day you came they could have been Alex, the UAF student who grew up the road, Jan, a friend... More
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Help in planning my first trip to Fairbanks in winters! (7 Replies)
Hello, I am planning my first ever trip (solo) to Fairbanks, Alaska from Nov 22 to 25, 2018 and really need help in planning. What could be the weather conditions such as snow, snow fog, etc etc. I don't have experience of driving in the snow but have more than 10 years of driving experience. Should I book a rental car or not? What other options do I get there for transportation? I have 4 days and I am planning to see the following: 1. Northern lights (either or all: Creamers field...More
October 15, 2018|
Response fromGaurav Gupta|
During my stay in Fairbanks, it will be snowing and ice there. Should I plan for rental cars to drive by myself with no snow driving experience?