"The Palmer, Alaska Musk Ox Farm" Palmer by 850prc

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The Musk Ox Farm

One of the mosts-sought attractions in the area of Palmer, Alaska, is the Musk-Ox farm. This place offers a chance to learn about and get up close and personal with these virtually prehistoric animals.

And, you'll learn what Qvuit is..... It's the soft hair underneath the coarser outer hair on a musk ox. It is harvested and spun into extremely light and warm sweaters and the like.

Musk ox mom(s) and calves

The herd at the Palmer, AK musk-ox farm is active, vibrant and genetically diverse. The folks at this farm are doing an excellent job of preserving this rare arctic species.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Musk Ox farm was more interesting than I expected
  • Cons:No cons.
  • In a nutshell:The Musk-Ox farm is well worth the short drive up from Wasilla
  • Last visit to Palmer: Jun 1999
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2003
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  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2010 at 3:07 AM

    Sweet reindeer babies!!! - Thank you for the birthday greetings. Doing ok, I guess, winter lasts way too long!!!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2004 at 4:12 PM

    I went by the Musk Ox Farm, but there was so much smoke in the air from forest fires I didn't take the tour.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 9:35 PM

    Glad to know ther is a place wher it is easy to gaze at musk ox !

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 12:00 PM

    hmmm, a nice little page on a peculiar tourist attraction that i discovered on 3rd leg of my trip to alska with u. perhaps u r letting ur pix speek on two tips :-)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 8:09 AM

    There are a few musk oxes living in the Swedish mountains, close to Norway, but I have never seen one.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2003 at 8:20 AM

    Great page so far. I'll be back

  • seamandrew's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2003 at 2:15 PM

    Waiting to see more Pete!

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 9:21 PM

    Did you get any Qiviut handknit goods, they are excellent in the winter.

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 10:10 AM

    Well now i know what a Qvuit is, not that i'll ever see them in Ireland! :)


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