Palmer / Wasilla Area Wildlife Parks
Visit the Musk Ox Farm and the Reindeer Farm, which offer fun experiences for kids and adults alike, and allow you to get close to some of Alaska’s unique wildlife.
In the agricultural Matanuska Valley just north of Anchorage, you can pet a reindeer or feed fresh willow to a bull moose. Set on a 200-acre plot in Palmer, the Reindeer Farm has been in the Williams family for three generations. During the one-hour tour, you’ll hear interesting, funny, and insightful stories about these wild animals while walking around the property. If you want to see the baby reindeer, come in June!
The folks at this non-profit farm outside Palmer were doing sustainable agriculture long before it was cool before most people used such a term. Located 45 minutes from Anchorage, the Musk Ox Farm provides a fascinating look at the animal reintroduced to Alaska in the 1930s.