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Running Reindeer Ranch

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1470 Ivans Alley, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-455-4998
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Excellent tour! Learned a lot about reindeer I never knew!

Jane was great! She was very knowledgeable about reindeers. We had a chance to go walking with her... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Walking with Reindeers

An amazing experience at a beautiful property. Family owned & run. We could pat the reindeers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 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
1470 Ivans Alley, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-455-4998
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jane was great! She was very knowledgeable about reindeers. We had a chance to go walking with her reindeers in the woods and it felt like we were in the wild with them! She gave us an informative talk about reindeers, and there were many...More

Thank cinike16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience at a beautiful property. Family owned & run. We could pat the reindeers (after safety advice 1st) we walked with them & got lots of memorable photos. Then we sat on patio had lemonade & home made cookies, the lady then gave...More

Thank flicky325
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature and animals, please consider visiting the Running Reindeer Ranch and you can meet 5-7 amazing Reindeer. The owner is wonderful! She tells you all about Reindeer, let’s you take a walk with them in her woods, pet them, and pose for...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful magicday walking with the reindeer in such a beautiful setting. It was absolutely magical. A very unique experience that I would recommend to anyone wishing to do something 'out of the box'. Definitely nothing ordinary here. We all loved it. Jane's...More

Thank moondancerdreaming53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These reindeer are owned by the family who run the tour, so it's charming and low key. You'll get a lesson on reindeer and how to act around them before the tour to ensure safety. During the tour you get to walk alongside the reindeer...More

Thank Nutmeg_Cinnamon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a bit of a country girl, I've been around lots of animals. What a wonderful surprise to meet Jane's reindeer and discover that they are utterly unique and entertaining creatures. I believe that Rocket and I had a real connection :) The walk and...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jane is so passionate and knowledgeable. And the reindeer are so awesome. A unique Alaska experience!

Thank 223author
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very unique experience to take a short hike through the woods with the Reindeer. Jane shared lots of stories and information about her reindeer farm. The cookies and lemonade were a nice touch and she even let us taste some end of...More

Thank DCEowner
RunningReindeer, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit despite the bee stings, you were quite a trooper. Every season has their "learning experience" and the bees were our learning experience this summer. That was a freak situation...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both my wife and I are from Singapore so being so close to reindeers was such an eye opening experience! It was so lovely to walk with the reindeers and to learn so mcuh about the origins of the Running Reindeer Ranch. Jane was very...More

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Up close and personal visit with the reindeer- Jane was welcoming and down to earth with great knowledge to share about the reindeer and caribou as we walked thru the woods. The kids, 7-9, were never bored and got a chance to help with the...More

Thank Goeatinfairbanks
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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
26 April 2017|
Response from Doug T | Property representative |
Prices start at $55 per adult, $35 per child 3-12, under 3 free, prices can change seasonally. For safety purposes all children must be supervised by an adult at all times, children under 3 must be in a backpack carrier... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from Doug T | Property representative |
Our maximum group size is 20.