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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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If you are in the Fairbanks area this is a must see excursion BUT make reservations. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dawn F
Must Experience!!!

Surprise birthday present from my husband and a must experience. I had an amazing time. Up close... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lindsey S
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in the Fairbanks area this is a must see excursion BUT make reservations. What a charming informative walk through the woods with the reindeer. They are acclimated to tolerate us humans but Jane clearly states the did and donts of walking with...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Surprise birthday present from my husband and a must experience. I had an amazing time. Up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. Jane provided a plethora of knowledge as well. I will absolutely be coming back again. This is a perfect place to bring...More

Thank Lindsey S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Running Reindeer Farm. Beautiful walk in the wintertime with the reindeer & the owner Jane.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation in Fairbanks we made the short drive to Running Reindeer Ranch for a tour and I'm so glad we did. Jane was a wonderful host and made the whole experience fun and educational. We loved walking through the snow covered woods with...More

Thank Darryl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a fabulous time at this place! Jane is amazing and so informative! Her enthusiasm is infectious. I didn't realize that we'd learn so much about reindeer during our visit. Not only were we up close and personal with the reindeer and encouraged...More

Thank sfla2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is actually really short, most of the tour is about learning interesting things about the reindeers, inside the house. There is just a little bit of time to pet the reindeers and walk around and take pictures. It’s fun, but I wish the...More

Thank Ondine B
RunningReindeer, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your time with us. I too would enjoy more time out with the reindeer. Its a fine balancing act when being outside in the winter that everyone is warm enough. Although we try to make sure that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Running Reindeer Ranch with my wife and from the moment we got to the ranch, reindeer were all over the place. We were able to pet them, hug them and watch them do their thing. Then we met Jane and Jan who...More

Thank Aldo H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things...everyone was so knowledgeable, the reindeer were amazing, and cute, and soft, and funny...so very glad I added this to my Fairbanks experience!!!

Thank Marti A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this amazing experience to walk through the woods with the reindeer. Jane is so knowledgeable. The property is beautiful. The reindeer are friendly and adorable. What a fun and wonderful time. Thank you Running Reindeer Ranch!

Thank mushirah
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Jane’s Running Reindeer Ranch is well worth the visit. As she said, nearly all her visitors are through TripAdvisor and we certainly wouldn’t have heard of the place if not for the well-deserved reviews on here. It was definitely a highlight of our visit to...More

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Questions & Answers
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!
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