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Musk Ox & Mines of the Mat-Su Valley

This full day excursion from Anchorage includes a local guide, an interpretive nature walk in the Hatcher Pass area, a guided tour through the Musk Ox Farm, a farm-to-table style dinner, and photo-stops along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway!

Begin this unique Alaska adventure as we drive north from Anchorage along the Kink Arm, we will pass through farmland that was colonized during the New Deal, now famous for growing record breaking produce like the 2,051-pound pumpkin!
We will visit the Musk Ox Farm, known as one of the most unique animal husbandry projects in the world, for up-close views of Musk Ox! The picturesque Colony farm began sixty years ago, is now home to a lively herd of over eighty musk oxen, from powerful bulls to frolicking calves. Meet Littleman, Medusa, Gouda and the others as we walk the pasture trails aside these fascinating Ice Age creatures to learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaska agriculture. You'll also have time to browse the Musk Ox Farm's gift shop for locally crafted gifts such as qiviut (Musk Ox wool, one of the most sought after fibers in the world)!

As we ascend the Talkeetna Mountains, we'll enter the breathtaking alpine area known as Hatcher Pass! Take an interpretive walk through the abandoned Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center, led by your local guide.

A delicious dinner is included, provided by a locally owned and operated eatery, known for their farm-to-table style menu!

Please note that your guide's gratuity is not included in the price of your tour. Gratuity is never expected, always earned & appreciated so if you would like to extend a gratuity to your guide, we recommend $10 per person. gratuity for your local guide.
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