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“30th Anniversary Alaska Trip”
Review of Musk Ox Farm

Musk Ox Farm
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were looking for something to see that fit into our time frame on our last day on the road before returning to Anchorage . We had stopped in the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative store in Anchorage earlier and since the Musk Ox farm was on the way we decided to stop and see what it was about. We ended up taking the guided tour which was quite informative and enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the musk ox, the processing of the Qiviut into clothing, and the re-population efforts. The animals were fascinating and close enough to get a good view. The farm buildings were period correct and the informational displays were nicely done. The buildings and store were free to view. The tour was a $11 but the money goes to a good cause.

4  Thank as3dgfad6
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

What a great place to visit. If you have a chance to visit Palmer, go to the Musk Ox Farm. What a treat to see such adorable creatures and learn more about them. The highlights are Little Man and of course the babies. You can go in and wander around the small museum and learn about musk ox and the history of the farm. But pay the extra and take the walking tour to see the animals. Bring boots or an extra pair of shoes, especially if it has been raining, you are on a farm and it can get muddy. This place is a real treat!

3  Thank CarolineMAF
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We really enjoyed this. I was a little skeptical as I'm not much of a "tour" person. However, we found the creatures fascinating and it was a really great opportunity to see them. Just walking around the farm with musk oxen pretty close to the fences while we took our time talking and learning about them was a wonderful experience. We went around noon, which I guess is just after their lunch time. Our guide said they come closer to the fences around then, and our visit would seem to agree. It is $11 (maybe a little much for some), but it is for tourism that counts, turning a tourist experience into a positive impact. Great time!

3  Thank jktravelone
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The stated goal of the farm is to domesticate musk oxen over a period of decades. What we saw were basically wild musk oxen, just a few years away from their native habitat. Hence, warnings by our guide to stay away from the fence and avoid any sudden movement or noise that would startle the animals, especially around the field that held the males. No different from a regular cattle farm or ranch, actually, so no problem for the folks in our small group. The green grassy fields reminded me of an Eastern US dairy farm. Our really enthusiastic guide regaled us with a myriad of facts about the musk ox and the products that come from the animal as we strolled around the property. The gift shop/display area featured a stuffed musk ox that one COULD get close to (but not touch) and products made with qiviut, the musk ox underhair that is harvested and spun into yarn. This is a non-profit operation, so donations are welcomed.

1  Thank WYbirdwatcher
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stopped by the Musk Ox Farm since we were already in Palmer and had a Northern Lights BOGO coupon to use. It was a beautiful valley location and interesting learning about the animals. Didn't know what to expect but was a pretty fair place to visit. Just wish you got to see the animals up close and more interactive. Would be nice if they had a few musk ox that you could at least pet or feed through a fence. Glad we went there before going to the Reindeer Farm or it would have been more of a let down. But for the $11 for both of us, it was worth the stop.

Thank barrettsj
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