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Musk Ox Farm

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12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
+1 907-745-4151
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At least see them once

They look like large lovable strange cows, but they are great wooly beast best admired with a fence... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Wasilla, Alaska
Loved them!

We happened upon this farm and took the tour. The tour guide was very informative and jocular... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Flint, Michigan
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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!
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
+1 907-745-4151
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

They look like large lovable strange cows, but they are great wooly beast best admired with a fence between the two of you. The story of their wool and their history is told well inside the barn before you get to the oxen. Do not...More

Thank coldGGK
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this farm and took the tour. The tour guide was very informative and jocular. Although he crushed my hopes of ever owning a Musky, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the interaction it offered. Very cool, if you're into that type of...More

2  Thank Moisquared
Reviewed 1 October 2017

After reading some reviews my wife and I stopped by here on our way back to Anchorage from Valdez. It is just off the main road with a gravel parking lot outside the gift shop/visitor center. With the old people discount the tour was $9...More

1  Thank MT1
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Finally got to the Musk Ox Farm just outside of Palmer Alaska, it's about time! Lived here for 35 years and can't believe I've missed out taking our annual tourists here. What a prehistoric gem of a place to visit. The musk ox is an...More

1  Thank Candie G
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This farm tour was great! The musk oxen were very cool to see. We liked seeing them and learning about them. Very good facility

1  Thank Cameron K
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide knew EVERYTHING about musk ox. We loved her! Our tour, walking through the farm, was around an hour. The museum is about 30 minutes more. Every minute enjoyable! Loved feeding the babies....they were so adorable. Had a great time, would go again....More

1  Thank Jette W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and clean well kept farm. Learned all we ever needed to know about musk ox and how they live. Even got to hold a must ox skull and learned all about their hair, horns and hoofs. As farmers we were thankful that they...More

1  Thank Brubet L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The first thing you realize when you come here is that this is a real working farm staffed by graduate students who are passionate about the Musk Oxen for which they are caring. The tour is informative and respectful of the animals who take priority...More

1  Thank lhep_11720
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our guide knew everything about musk oxes, but was very unfriendly to our group, information centre had good choices of musk souvenirs, disappointed trip for which we had to pay for!

Thank 726Francois
Reviewed 29 August 2017

learned more than i ever dreamed and my grand kids were very impressed very muddy the day we went.. boots would have been a good idea.

Thank rainiedazeceations
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Becky G
15 May 2017|
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Response from Melissa E | Reviewed this property |
It's helpful to call ahead and reserve a time, but you pay for your tickets/tour at the end