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Musk Ox Farm

#2 of 31 things to do in Palmer Features Animals
12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
+1 907-745-4151
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Fun experience! Off the beaten path!

Our guide, Robin, was extremely knowledgeable about musk ox. You could tell she really cared for... read more

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This was an interesting farm to see the musk ox. Our guide was very informative and you could tell... read more

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Join us for a scenic walk around our property in Palmer while our staff shares with you our project history, the natural history of the musk oxen and the incredible potential these arctic ungulates have to offer communities in the far north. You will see frisky calves, seasoned old bulls and the largest captive herd of musk oxen in the world, don't forget your camera!
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
+1 907-745-4151
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide, Robin, was extremely knowledgeable about musk ox. You could tell she really cared for the animals and enjoyed her job. It's a wonderful place with great views of the animals and an informative visitors center. Nice selection of musk ox souvenir items. So...More

Thank ejsj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an interesting farm to see the musk ox. Our guide was very informative and you could tell she,Dani loved working there. The musk ox had different areas to stay pending on their age an mission . It is a working farm. .the yarn...More

Thank chicabunny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the farm years ago, but in driving to our property, we noticed Musk Ox in the field. We will definitely visit the farm again next trip. They are great to see and really interesting animals! Great for families to visit!

Thank Doc110
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned more about Musk Ox than I ever thought I would. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable and took us on a fun walking tour of the farm. I just wish we could have petted one (not advised, we learned!).

Thank PCfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meet a Musk Ox from a distance, of course. They aren't pets. The Musk Ox Farm was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the social structure of these extraordinary animals, so well suited to life in frigid temps. Warmer than wool, their under hair...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually loved this place. The tour guides were really informative and knew the entire history behind musk ox domestication and about those in the wild. Really wanted to stop there to buy some qiviut yarn for a project. The only disappointment was that we...More

Thank Gail V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem in the heart of the Matanuska Valley! The farm is surrounded by some incredibly beautiful scenery, and the tour was fun and educational. Our tour guide Meghan was very knowledgable about the musk ox, the farm, the Valley, and Alaska and was...More

Thank Alaska_Gator_Girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the farm with a motor coach caravan while in Palmer. Our guide, a 16 year old high school student, was FABULOUS! He was very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the farm's family history. He shared very interesting facts about musk ox. He certainly...More

Thank mumsey53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and insightful about some of the history of Alaska! We had a great tome touring the farm and learning about musk ox and their history. Wonderful museum inside to do some hands on learning as well!

Thank cupotea15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the farm, the musk and the founding family. Great educational experience for young and old alike.

Thank Adam A
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Becky G
15 May 2017|
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Response from Melissa E | Reviewed this property |
It's helpful to call ahead and reserve a time, but you pay for your tickets/tour at the end