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Running Reindeer Ranch

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1470 Ivans Aly, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6161
+1 907-455-4998
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Unique AND Fun!

We had an extra day to spend in Fairbanks. This was one of the nicest to do things ever! The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joel S
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Monroe, New Jersey
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An Amazing Experience

This was a moving and insightful experience. If you love nature and animals, don’t miss this! You... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
irishgirleen
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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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1470 Ivans Aly, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6161
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an extra day to spend in Fairbanks. This was one of the nicest to do things ever! The reindeer are friendly and gentle and the calfs are adorable . The owner, Jane , is a self taught expert on reindeer .. what a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a moving and insightful experience. If you love nature and animals, don’t miss this! You get to walk through the woods of birch and poplar with Jane’s 9 reindeers. Jane is such a terrific storyteller and knows so much about reindeer. Her 13...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While spending time in Fairbanks I got to see reindeer two other times at other locations....however never did I get to pet them, interact, or take pictures with them like I got to at Running Reindeer Ranch! Jane the owner really loves her reindeer and...More

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jane and Doug were awesome. Highlight of our visit to Fairbanks. Do not miss it when you visit. Jerry and Rae

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing time at the Running Reindeer Ranch. So much fun to be so close to the animals and watching them frolic through the woods. The new babies are so cute and can't wait to see pictures as they grow. It was also educational as Jane...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was amazing! I can't think of the owner's name, but she tells fantastic stories. When we arrived, some of the reindeer came out to greet us. The owner then took us into her garage to explain the dos and don'ts and what to expect....More

Thank NancyW2
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RunningReindeer, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your time to write a review! You must have come when it was cold outside! It is so nice to not have to bring people inside for the safety talk and introductions during the summer months! You may be happy to know...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jane, Doug, Alex and all of the reindeer were amazing hosts. What a fabulous way to learn about some very interesting animals. I loved my afternoon at the Running Reindeer Ranch!More

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RunningReindeer, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing a review! I am glad that you enjoyed your time here. You must have come on a weekend to be able to meet my husband, Doug. Poor guy he never gets a day off! At work in the office during...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous opportunity to get up close and personal with real live reindeer. Jane and Doug truly love their reindeer and want you to know and love them too. You will come away with so much interesting information about these unique critters, see where they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really had fun visiting and learning about Jane's reindeer. What a unique and amazing experience! The hosts are very knowledgeable and welcoming. The reindeer are friendly and captivating. We learned a lot and got some wonderful photos. It was a fun, memorable afternoon and...More

Thank Shonda K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This attraction is a home with several reindeer in their family (Yes, the reindeer are family, with names and caretakers). The owner has a very good presentation on reindeer and delightful stories of how the ranch evolved. After an opening presentation on safety and a...More

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windriver0915
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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SB2746
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!
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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
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