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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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They love the snow

Went here as a group and unfortunately there was a strong wind blowing snow and ice about. Was a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Ashley M
,
Echuca, Australia
Excellent place to visit

We visited this farm in early March 2018 on a cold, windy day. The musk oxen looked right at home... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Foulger
,
Houston, Texas
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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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12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
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"interesting tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Went here as a group and unfortunately there was a strong wind blowing snow and ice about. Was a bit uncomfortable walking around the fields with the musk ox, but the commentary from the guide was interesting and informative. A good place for a visit...More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited this farm in early March 2018 on a cold, windy day. The musk oxen looked right at home in the snowy fields and the wind didn't bother them at all with all that thick hair. It was fascinating to learn about such an...More

Thank Foulger
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The musk ox are awesome animals and overall I am glad I went on the tour. It seemed like their ultimate goal was to get us to the gift shop. The tour itself was shorter than I anticipated and the musk ox were far off...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a fun side trip if you are in the area. In order to view the musk ox you must purchase a tour with is a nice 45 minute stroll on the outskirts of the farm. If you're lucky you may get to feed...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Lots of things to learn about these critters of the frozen North. There are a lot of them to look at in the fields and interesting information in the visitors center.

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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

1  Thank coldGGK
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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