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From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

Activity provider: Escaping Anchorage LLC

From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

Activity provider: Escaping Anchorage LLC

From US$ 149 per person

Discover the unspoiled wilderness of Matanuska Valley on a trip from Anchorage. Take a guided tour of the Musk Ox Farm, home to a lively herd of over 80 musk oxen, from powerful bulls to frolicking calves.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at scenic views as you drive up the Knik Arm towards the Musk Ox Farm
  • Discover the pastoral Matanuska Valley where the historic ox farm is located
  • Listen to your guide as they tell you about the native flora and fauna
  • Learn about the sustainable domestication of musk oxen in the region
  • Snack on complimentary Alaska chips and sip on bottled water
Full description

Take a drive from Anchorage as you set out to explore the historic Musk Ox Farm nestled amongst the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. Marvel at scenic views as you drive up the Knik Arm towards the pastoral Matanuska Valley. On the way, listen as your guide shares fun facts about the area.

Once you arrive at the farm, join an expert guide on a 45-minute walking tour. Learn about the farm's 60-year legacy and discover more about the history of musk oxen, their sustainable domestication, and the benefits of musk ox farming in the region.

Called Oomingmak or "bearded one" by the Inupiaq people in Arctic Alaska, this Ice Age mammal once roamed the earth alongside wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Today, the oxen are used to produce an annual harvest of qiviut, the finest wool in the world.

At the end of your farm tour, hop back into the van and take the scenic road back to Downtown Anchorage. A light snack and a bottle of water will be provided.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Musk Ox Farm entry ticket
  • Musk Ox Farm guided tour
  • Alaska chips
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Dena'ina Center, on the corner of 7th Avenue and F Street. Please note there are no restrooms available at the pick-up location.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • While the tour is intended for all ages, car seats cannot be accommodated. It is recommended that participants are old enough for their own seats in the vehicle
  • It is recommended that you bring extra (non-cotton) layers as the weather has a tendency to change quickly
  • Bug spray will be provided if desired

Product ID: 427145