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Running Reindeer Ranch

#2 of 98 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
1470 Ivans Alley, Goldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-455-4998
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Fun with the Reindeer.

We had a great morning with Jane and her reindeer. What a labor of love for her. All the reindeer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Unique experience

My family enjoyed this unique experience. The hosts are very knowledeable and informative. Our 5 yr... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mitchell, South Dakota
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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. Ruby, Olive, Willow, Jasper, Rufus, Daisy, Buttercup 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
+1 907-455-4998
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great morning with Jane and her reindeer. What a labor of love for her. All the reindeer have names and are treated as a part of her family. Anything you want or need to know about reindeer will be answered by Jane....More

Thank GNorgard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family enjoyed this unique experience. The hosts are very knowledeable and informative. Our 5 yr old son really enjoyed the time he got to spend helping to feed and weigh the reindeer. Definitely recommend.

Thank fluffydog1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time at the reindeer ranch. These beautiful animals are so interesting and their owner gave us lots of information about how she got started with her first couple reindeer, to the little herd she has now. As she is talking,...More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 5 days ago

As we arrived with a tour, one reindeer was roaming around, this got us excited. We were greeted by Jane, with a brief dialoged what to expect. We where usurer into the area along side of the reindeer's home. They were let out approximately 8...More

Thank zuzannabobinski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful way to learn about reindeer and interact with them. Jane, the owner of the farm and caretaker of the animals, knows and shared everything there is to know about these fascinating animals. We went for a group walk with reindeer walking...More

Thank miaandpappy4
RunningReindeer, Owner at Running Reindeer Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the review, I am so glad you enjoyed your time here! Just one thing that I wanted to point out about your review! You stated that I shared everything there is to know about reindeer and I just want you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Running Reindeer Ranch and it was amazing! The owners are brimming with knowledge and they are the best hosts. Our two young children loved it. What a great way to see and appreciate and truly lovely animal :)

Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is for the entire family. Everyone will enjoy petting the reindeer and learning about them. Jane and her staff will take you on a walk through the woods with the reindeer family. This is an educational experience.

1  Thank PhillyJRB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been on many trips and excursions and this was one of the best experiences ever. A relaxing, fun educational 3 hours and worth every penny. A chance to be up close with these beautiful animals and have Jane gave a classroom type overview of Reindeer...More

2  Thank KJHtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Running Reindeer Ranch was the highlight of our Alaskan vacation! This is a "hands-on" experience with petting and walking in the woods with these beautiful animals. Jane shares her passion and vast knowledge of reindeer and the visit ends with her delicious...More

1  Thank dschnurse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A unique and one of a kind experience. The reindeer are tame easily pet-able. Jane is a wealth of good information. This is a must do.

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25 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
14 April 2017|
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Response from Doug T | Property representative |
Our maximum group size is 20.
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