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Running Reindeer Ranch

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Another fabulous visit :-)

This was our third visit to Running Reindeer Ranch and each visit the experience just gets better... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liz H
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Incredible, educational, and fun experience!

This is an amazing experience! Seriously, hanging out with a herd of reindeer, need I say more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lalahofer
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1470 Ivans Aly, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6161
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit to Running Reindeer Ranch and each visit the experience just gets better and better. Whenever we are in Fairbanks it's always at the top of our things to do list. It's such an awesome experience walking through the woods with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love it when our guests return and see the differences each time you come! Our herd is ever changing, whether it's the weather, changes in the seasons, lighting, physical characteristics of the reindeer or herd dynamics it's always different around here! Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing experience! Seriously, hanging out with a herd of reindeer, need I say more? The tour was VERY educational and fascinating. I learned so much about these amazing creatures. The hosts are fun, friendly, and always have safety in mind. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aww, thanks so much for the kind review. We do love it here too! The weather so far this winter has been warm and snowy making for lovely outings! I hope you return and see us again. Each experience is unique. I will never tire...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Jane does a great job of explaining at length the history of the Ranch and of the reindeer sub-genus itself (domesticated caribou that wouldn't last long in the wild). The walk in the beautiful birch forest with ambling and occasionally frisky reindeer is entertaining, to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Your immediate action and quick feet were just as we hope when those reindeer act out their inner boss! It is usually quite calm around the reindeer but this time of year they dream of being boss! I'm glad you were paying attention during our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My twin boys (13 yrs old) and I had a great time at Running Reindeer Ranch. Jane is really amazing and has several great stories to tell and a lot of interesting information about these beautiful animals. The Reindeer are generally very calm and friendly....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mdwheel
janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm so glad that the three of you could join us! I do hope that your boys will one day grow up, move to cold country and realize that reindeer are much better than sheep!!! It was great learning from you and your boys about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an up-close and personal experience with Reindeer, this is an activity for you! You know from the beginning that Jane is extremely knowledgeable about the Reindeer and that they are all taken great care with so much love. That was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It means a lot to us! I am glad that my love for the reindeer and for taking care of them shows. I am so lucky to have them in my life! I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jane and her crew are an amazing group of hosts, they are so knowledgeable about the Reindeer and you can tell that they love them with all their hearts, as do we now that we met them and got to know their stories.! I never...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissShelster
janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh, that is so nice of you to write such a review! I am glad that you were able to glimpse into their lives and see all of their personalities! Could you be referring to little Toby or Sapphire as the mischievous ones!?? They have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Jane for an informative and fun visit with the reindeer. We enjoyed learning about them and walking with them! We loved meeting you and the new friends we made at your ranch. Thanks for the cookies and tea! All very lovely!More

Date of experience: November 2018
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janeaZ6329RF, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit and writing a review for us! I hope you are able to make those cookies at home and remember us here! I hope you come back in another season. They look so different during the summer months! And...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so much fun to walk with the reindeer and pet them. Jane is VERY informative. Just be aware, though, it is advertised as an hour walk but we were outside in the cold for about 2 1/5 hours with the stops and briefings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What great memories we have of our visit to Running Reindeer Ranch! It was fun and very informative (a great educational experience for young and old alike). Friendly hosts, and how fun to be so close to such beautiful creatures. We seek out animal adventures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought we would just be petting reindeer! We had 3 hours of informational talks about reindeer, picture taking opportunities, cookies and cocoa, I even got to handle the reindeer because I had horse experience! Well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
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delaynen
19 November 2018|
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Response from MamaGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
They have a minimum number of people to do a walk with the reindeer. Hubby and I were placed in a larger group of about 15-18. Perhaps you were the first to book on a certain date and there weren't any others interested in... More
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Rachel-from-PLUTO
20 August 2018|
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Response from Doug T | Property representative |
We try to limit the group to 20. We have a 4 person minimum.
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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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