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“It's ok ”
Review of Reindeer Farm

Reindeer Farm
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Palmer
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Lombard, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
1,953 reviews
941 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
“It's ok ”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a side route from Anchorage to Fairbanks. It was ok. They really don't give you much food for the deer and it goes by fast. It's ok. Out of the way and really short.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Fun time”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

My husband and I visited here 15 years ago and again this year, June 2014. I love animals and being able to get close to them and you can here. It is small and you get to go out and feed, pet and take photos with a herd of reindeer. They also had elk you could feed through the fence and a buffalo. They also offer horseback riding, but we did not do that. I had a great time here and would go back again.

Visited June 2014
Thank countrytraveling
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“Nice stop, even for teens”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was a little stop we made because we had coupons from the Northern Lights book. It was well worth it and our whole family learned something and enjoyed feeding the reindeer!

Visited June 2014
Thank Bill D
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6 attraction reviews
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“More fun than it sounds/looks”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

So basically, you get here, you think to yourself, "Wow, if Sarah Palin grew up around these parts of town, I totally understand why she is the way she is."

You arrive at a barn with some horses, you go inside and pay your nominal fee of $7, then you gather around with a small group of other curious tourists/bored residents. Someone starts debriefing you on the differences between reindeer/caribou, elk, bison, etc. particularly regarding their antlers. This is very brief and actually rather informative.

You pay a quick visit to Dolly, the bison. Then the real fun begins. "Don't touch their antlers, don't feed the babies, have fun!" are your only instructions. You get handfuls of pellets and feed reindeer. They walk right up to you, are not dangerous, and only want you for your food. They cannot bite because they lack front teeth so they kind of slurp the pellets out of your hand. I know, I know. It doesn't sound very exciting. But for some inexplicable reason, it is. It's about an hour drive from Anchorage. If you are looking to fill time and want to see/pet/feed some reindeer, pay a visit to this family farm. They have plenty of other animals like elk and bunnies that you can pay a visit to as well when you're finished.

Some residents brought their own dandelion greens to feed them, so if you happen to pass a dandelion green farm on your way...

Visited May 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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“Nice little break to feed some Reindeer and Elk”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Took the tour to feed the Reindeer then the Elk. It was a fun little side track. The gift shop has a few items for purchase and they do horseback trips although we didn't do that part.

Visited June 2014
Thank Jonathan M
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