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Running Reindeer Ranch

#3 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
+1 907-455-4998
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The Running Reindeer Ranch is nothing short of magical. On a mosquito-y summer day in Fairbanks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Houston, Texas
Lovely Animals and friendly hosts

Although there were some mosquitos during the summer, the reindeer were nice to walk with and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zirui S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
+1 907-455-4998
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Running Reindeer Ranch is nothing short of magical. On a mosquito-y summer day in Fairbanks, we found this opportunity and booked a visit. Drive out to the ranch (spoiler-there are not many houses around...because #Alaska) and step into the world where Reindeer run amok....More

Thank sarahmurphy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there were some mosquitos during the summer, the reindeer were nice to walk with and we learned a lot about their habits and how they were raised

Thank Zirui S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed walking with the reindeer herd! They were mostly calm and well mannered and we got some really good photos to send home! Jane and her family gave an interesting and informative presentation about reindeer factoids once we finished the walk....More

Thank Kay E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jane and Doug are very welcoming. The trip was great. We didn't know what to expect when we scheduled which was easily done online. Immediately you are greeted at your car with smile and waiver/tutorial and then we are letting reindeer! They are so friendly...More

Thank astanfill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is always a more interesting experience when your host/guide is passionate about their work. Jane has an absolute love for all her animals and her enthusiasm truly engages her clients throughout the tour. Our group had a blast!....Also, we highly recommend using Hampton Tour...More

1  Thank Jlc R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time here. We wanted to learn more about Jane's time in Mongolia working with the reindeer and the native people. It was a very educational experience with the info shared and actually seeing the techniques used. The presentation after walking and interacting with...More

Thank CarolK0922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place for lots of info on reindeer. You get to meet he animals up close and walk the property with the animals and the owners. The cookies they have are also pretty awesome.

Thank Daniel J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist trap. You are basically going to hang out with some domesticated reindeer on a small wooded parcel of land. For the most part I would say save your time and money however my fiance really enjoyed it. They have no clear parking area or...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining, chilly, and the mosquitos were on you if you were under shelter, but it was still one of the highlights of our sixteen day trip. Make your reservations early so you don't miss out on this experience. The reindeer always know exactly...More

1  Thank pat1290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful walk through a Boreal Fores and the Reindeer look so picturesque against the Birch tree background. Jane provides so much information and has so much knowledge to share. Wonderful experience. Do not leave Fairbanks/Alaska without doing this walk!

1  Thank piratecat14
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What is the fee for visiting the reindeer ranch?
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
how large are the groups? Just wondering.... I am planning to book in early October!
15 April 2017|
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Response from Doug T | Property representative |
Our maximum group size is 20.
Any tips on what to bring/wear? Also, can we take pictures?
28 March 2017|
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Response from RunningReindeer | Property representative |
Yes, you can take pictures, no problem and we will stop on the walk so you can take a photo with the reindeer without others in your picture. As far as what to bring/wear, it depends on the weather but you will need weather... More