Hand-feed and take photographs with our friendly reindeer, get up close to Dolly the bison, and see Rocky the moose! Available September-March by appointment.
Availability: By Appointment, May 1st- September 1st
Duration: One hour
PLEASE NOTE: Every individual is required to sign paper or electronic waiver before participating as of January 2020. Parents and Guardians may sign for minors. Waiver will be sent in a confirmation email.
- Adult (Ages 12 - 64)
- Child (Ages 3 - 11)
- Child (Ages 2 and under)
- Senior (Ages 65 and older)
- Military (Must show valid ID at check in)
- Alaska Residents
- Mothers (Free For Mothers Day)
- Fathers (Free For Father's Day)
Reindeer Friends in Palmer, AK
Experience close up and personal interactions with our animals, including reindeer, moose, bison, yaks, elk, and alpacas. This is a guided experience.
Your guide will provide you with information about the history of the farm and animals. You will enter the pen with our friendliest reindeer and have the opportunity to feed and pet them up close. A cup of feed is included in your admission price. After feeding the reindeer the the guide will take you around to visit Rocky the Moose, Dolly the Bison, Appa the yak, and more animals. Rocky and Lucy the moose love to offer kisses! This is a walking experience (wheelchair accessible), and you are advised to please dress for the weather.
Once your animal experience is over you can plan to grab a Reindeer Dawg or Fireweed milkshake at our food truck, or take a Historical Tractor Wagon ride! Spend the day with us, nestled at the base of Bodenburg Butte, and finish your day with a Butte hike!
Please note everyone will have to sign a waiver before participating. The waiver will be sent electronically before you arrive. We HIGHLY recommend every participant fill out the waiver before arriving as this will make your check in time MUCH faster. Waiver can be found attached below.
Keep in mind, this is an animal pen; depending on weather, it can be muddy. We have a limited amount of mud boots that are free for you to use if you would like. Some guests choose to bring their own boots from home and change into them when they get to the farm.
This is a working farm, and it’s also our home. We are excited to share our home with you! We are a busy family, so by booking in advance, we know to be here, ready to greet you! This summer tours will be offered on hour and half hour from 10am-6pm daily. Tour size will still be limited, so entry cannot be guaranteed without an online reservation. We will do our best to add walk ins to the next available tour time. Reservations are not required but highly recommended!
Please check in at the gift shop when you arrive.
We are also offering Private Tours for groups of up to 25 people, so you can enjoy a tour with just your family, friends, neighbors, or whoever you feel most comfortable.
On Mother’s Day we offer free admission to moms. Reservations are not required but highly recommended! There will be limited availability that day.
On Father’s Day we offer free admission to dads. Reservations are not required but highly recommended! Because we are limiting our tour size we will have limited availability that day.
- Entering the reindeer pen
- One cup of feed
- Walking tour (wheelchair accessible)
- A limited number of mud boots