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“Unique”

Running Reindeer Ranch
Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walking among the reindeer was really cool. The reindeer are tame, but have personality. Multiple photo opportunities. Jane gave an educational message in an entertaining way. Cleats (and walking sticks if desired) were provided for added safety on the ice. Cookies were yummy. Great experience.

Thank nphiker15
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. My 16 and 7 year old sons enjoyed it very much. Jane is very knowledgeable and an excellent story teller. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank aliss811
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Don't miss it if you are in Fairbanks. I thinks it was the best day activity in my trip in Fairbanks. You could learn many knowledge about reindeer from the host - Jane. And the reindeers are so friendly and lovely.

Thank JeffChuang
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The owners clearly love sharing the reindeer experience and truly make you feel at home. As others have said, the cookies are phenomenal! But best of all is learning all about these hardy animals from Jane while walking with them through the mini forest on their property. Do this if you are in Fairbanks, especially if you have kids.

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We booked the tour because we needed something to do until our late night flight and we were pleasantly surprised. The experience of being surrounded by a small reindeer herd was wonderful and the natural history information given was more than adequate. Recommended and reservations are a must.

Thank Barbara C
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