This Hidden Destination In Alaska Is A Secret Only Locals Know About

When most people think about Alaska they don’t exactly picture an abundance of farm country. But this special place in the MatSu Valley has defied all odds and succeeded at bringing a magical Musk Ox Farm to life in the last frontier. Located in the town of Palmer just about an hour northeast of Anchorage is The Musk Ox Farm, a stunningly beautiful non-profit organization dedicated to the domestication of these incredible ice age mammals.

Surrounded by the towering Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains is a place where you can come and explore all that there is to know about these animals that were once endangered. Bring the kiddos to swoon over the babies or head inside and explore the gift shop filled with hand-made items from annually harvested qiviut. There is no doubt that this hidden attraction is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets. Be sure to tell all your friends about your new favorite place!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Domesticated animals of this size are a rare find in Alaska, but they sure are incredible to watch roam. Only in the wild outdoors of Alaska, however, will you see something like this while floating down the river. Caution: the video footage will scare living living (you know what) out of you. It’s terrifying! But if you like it and want to see more, be sure to check out this footage of two bull moose fighting right in a rural neighborhood in Alaska’s largest and most populated city of Anchorage.