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BEST Michigan Reindeer Farms – Where to See Rudolph in Michigan

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Visit Six Top Michigan Reindeer Farms

Live reindeer farms in Michigan offer the best holiday experience for anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa’s beloved animals.

For some pure Michigan farm fun during the holidays, grab a thermos of hot cocoa and a candy cane and make your way a reindeer barn. 

Spend your day with friends and family as you feed these powerful animals snacks and learn about their interesting backgrounds.

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Visit These Michigan Reindeer Farms

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm  – 2706 E. Stevenson Lake Rd, Clare MI 48617

One of the most popular reindeer farms in the state can be found at Rooftop Landing. This thriving farm has been around since 1991, family owned and operated.

For most of December, guests can visit Santa’s reindeer and enjoy a fun day of holiday fun.  Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm is a great spot for holiday and birthday parties, and the memorable reindeer tours are a fun school event, too. The rooftop reindeer at this MI reindeer barn spread holiday cheer that lasts all season long. 

Hours: varying, available on website
Tickets: 8 dollars per person (Age 1 year and under are free) – tickets are sold at the door, cash and credit card

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Grandpa Tiny’s – 7775 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

In the beloved town of Frankenmuth, Grandpa Tiny’s Heritage Farm offers a holiday spin with reindeer in training and visits from Santa. Learn fun facts from the trainers and meet the reindeer before making an ornament to hang on your Christmas tree or in your home.

Hours: 12pm-4pm during events
Tickets: Available online, children under the age of 5 have free admission

Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Having started raising reindeer in 1999, family members of owners Gary and Carol Borton work to help visitors experience the fun of reindeer. Guided 30-45 minute tours help guests to learn more about reindeer and to see the herd.

Tickets: Weekdays $10 per person; Weekends $15 per person (under the age of 2 are free)

Antler Ridge Farms – 6259 M-72 East, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Come meet Cedar and Holly Hox at Antler Ridge Farms, located near Traverse City. Some of Santa’s favorite reindeer, these two friends reside on the farm and love to have visitors bring apples for them to snack on. This fun filled holiday can be complete with a horse drawn sleigh ride.

Hours: Not available; Season starts Sunday, December 18th

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Anderson and Girls Orchards – 2985 N Sheridan Road, Stanton, MI 48888

Dancer, Prancer, and Sven have been part of Anderson and Girls Orchards for many years and love having visitors! Along with many other animal friends, these reindeer can make your holiday season even more magical. This farm, running for over 40 years, has a gift shop to go along with petting zoo fun.

Hours: 9am – 5pm November and December, 7 days a week

GG Reindeer Farm – 3754 76th Street, Caledonia, MI 49316

Gizmo and Gadget’s Reindeer farm is full of beautiful reindeer that are bottle raised as fawns. These reindeer are trained to interact with humans calmly and in a gentle manner. Trainers guide them with halters and lead rope for a safe adventure for guests and animal.

The farm is open year-round.

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