About 25 minutes from Downtown, Jane and Doug, who run the farm, have been at Fairbanks for decades. In that time, they have nurtured a deep love for Alaska and its treasures, in particular, reindeers. The magnificent animals are treated like family at the ranch. During your visit, Jane will take you on a walk through the birch forest where the beasts live, and impart deep insight into the animal's adaptations in the Alaskan climate. Reported experiences of this walk are almost universally enthusiastic; it's said to be one of Fairbank's indispensable attractions. After the walk, there's hot coffee/chocolate back at the ranch.
- Wear good walking shoes.
- Make sure your clothes are weather appropriate.
- Bookings can be made by phone or online.
- USD 30 for kids 3-12
- Free for under 3 years.
- Minimum tour price is $150, so make sure at least three people in total are visiting.
- Prices may change depending on the season.
- There are no official opening hours.
- Visits are by appointment only.
- By car
- The attraction website recommends that you contact the AirLink Shuttle
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65.06% of people who visit Fairbanks include Running Reindeer Ranch in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
31.82% of people start their Running Reindeer Ranch visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Running Reindeer Ranch
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Running Reindeer Ranch
This ranch is amazing! My wife found this as a cool thing to do for our honeymoon, and I am glad she did! You go on a hike with the reindeer, but even with my injured foot, I was able to do it fine. Jane and her staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and in addition to being able to ask questions during the hike, there is a q & a at the end with warm drinks in the Reindeer House. We recommend this for everyone! Definitely worth the price. Not hard to find at all if you use the address provided by their email.
Worth going out of the way to visit. The tour is not only exciting as you are surrounded by reindeer however informative as well. Overall this experience was unique and presented local flavor. Will recommend a visit to anyone in the area.
So much fun. Too bad we did not visit during winter with snow on the ground. Loved the surrounding birch forest. Jasper was a favorite. So fun to walk with reindeers in the woods. Glad we did this since there was not much for us to do this time of year (Sept 2018). Tourist season is ending. But glad we made this reservation.
We had a great time! Jane and Emily so knowledgeable about the reindeer. Reindeer so cool and entertaining!!!🎅🎅🎅
What a fabulous experience. Jane was a wonderful guide sharing her experiences with both the reindeer and the natural Alaskan environment. What an extraordinary evening to walk through the woods side by side with reindeer. It is well worth the time.