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Running Reindeer Ranch

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1470 Ivans Aly, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6161
+1 907-455-4998
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A Walk in the snow with reindeer

This attraction is a home with several reindeer in their family (Yes, the reindeer are family, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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El Cajon, California
Great activity

A lot of fun with the kids (4yo and 2yo) and everyone very friendly. A little pricy and would have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GForeman
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Perth, Australia
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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 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 but you must contact us in advance. 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 or facebook page.
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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

This attraction is a home with several reindeer in their family (Yes, the reindeer are family, with names and caretakers). The owner has a very good presentation on reindeer and delightful stories of how the ranch evolved. After an opening presentation on safety and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of fun with the kids (4yo and 2yo) and everyone very friendly. A little pricy and would have loved a bit more walking with the reindeer, but what we had was a still great. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 4 hours on the property between getting to know our hosts, the reindeer and the walk. The best part is the walk through the woods with these beautiful and gentle creatures. Jane is a terrific presenter and shares oodles of information about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool experience we had at the Running Reindeer Ranch!!! You can tell Jane really lives and loves what she does in caring for these reindeer!!! She has a beautiful property and we had so much fun learning about how she started her business...More

Thank Merel D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there as part of a tour group and Jane introduced us to the Reindeer world. I was expecting to see paddocks of reindeer, but she has only a few. This shouldn't put you off because during the walk, the reindeer actually walk with...More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 20 people on our tour in early April. The time with the reindeer was fun, but this really felt like more of an educational event than time with the reindeer. They provided cleats to put over our shoes so we didn’t slide on...More

Thank stephaniewoolsey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience at Running Reindeer Ranch was so memorable! Everything from the story behind the name, to how the reindeer are (looking at you Jasper) is unlike anything you'd see anywhere. If you're in Fairbanks, definitely make the reservation, it's totally worth it!

Thank 1traveljoey1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the afternoon here getting to know Jane, the crew, and the reindeer. I would say that this was the highlight of my trip. Jane is very knowledgeable, friendly, hospitable, and an all around wonderful story-teller. I highly recommend this as you'll walk away...More

Thank DeePascual
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time in Fairbanks and this was easily one of my favorite experiences there! The Ranch is managed by a very professional, knowledgeable, and caring team.The experience is run extremely well with ample time to ask questions, take photos, and to really...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad my friend told me about this day trip in Fairbanks! We spent our Saturday afternoon here with the reindeer and loved it. As everyone else says, you learn a lot about reindeer and Alaskan wildlife in general. Jane is a GREAT storyteller! Loved...More

Thank Katherine M
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windriver0915
2 April 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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SB2746
14 November 2017|
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Response from RunningReindeer | Property representative |
Yes, we are open most days right now. You can see availability and book through our online calendar on our website or Facebook page. See you soon!
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Deb S
13 October 2017|
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Response from cinike16 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you can't. You need a car to get there, there is no public transportation to get there and they don't provide a shuttle service. Sorry! You can try calling over there and see what they say, or if they can help... More
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