Reindeer Farm

ReindeerFarmCome and view several species of Alaska wildlife. The Reindeer Farm, located just south of Palmer, is home to a domesticated herd of reindeer that thoroughly enjoy people. Not only is the public open to the petting and hand-feeding of the reindeer, but viewings of moose, bison, Sitka black-tailed deer, and Rocky Mountain Elk are also available. Take a tour, and photograph these powerful northern animals interacting with each other at close range.

Here you can experience the Alaska outdoors on an hour long horseback trail ride, or schedule a longer trail ride to get a full sense of the surrounding area. See the majestic Chugach Mountain Range and visit original Matanuska Colony farms nearby. Take a hike on any of the many trails surrounding the area, including the Butte, or visit the gift shop, open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

The Butte is located just down the road and features a short hike the whole family can enjoy. From the top, look down over the entire Matanuska-Susitna Valley and see the reindeer from a bird’s eye view. Find yourself surrounded by mountains and gaze down at the mighty Matanuska River. The Reindeer Farm is a splendid place to spend the day and have a great time.