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Large Animal Research Station

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We were able to view the Musk Ox up close, and read about their recovery. Recommend this to anyone... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Angie, Louisiana
If you like knitting or Muskox and Reindeer, take the tour

There is a little gift shop with t-shirts and sweatshirts and qiviut for sale. There is a short... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Oakland, California
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Thousands of visitors each year get a chance to see muskoxen, caribou and domestic reindeer on summer tours of this 134-acre site set up for nutritional, behavioral and physiological study by the University of Alaska.
2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6508
+1 907-474-5724
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

We were able to view the Musk Ox up close, and read about their recovery. Recommend this to anyone visiting this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kennedysjamdan
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We went by twice because the online info implied they were open but upon our arrival we found they were closed. Tried calling but nobody answered. Thru our camera we were able to spy some muskox. Would loved to have learned more about the research...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed September 3, 2018

A private tour around this facility is wonderful If you are fascinated about musk ox and reindeer it’s a must see A group tour is $10 pp Private tour $250 - worth every cent if it’s in your budget Sarah was the staff member who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

LARS tours are given by students from the University of Fairbanks and visitors get to view the musk ox and babies as well as reindeer. The animals are used for research and are behind fencing so you can't interact with them.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed August 30, 2018

There is a little gift shop with t-shirts and sweatshirts and qiviut for sale. There is a short tour led by an undergrad that talks about muskox, reindeer and caribou. Not much to say, but if you like animals, or have little kids, it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theothergallo
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Interesting and informative, our guide was a student of the college and from Alaska. She grew up around the college and the research station and was passionate about the musk ox and reindeer. The baby Musk ox were so fun to watch! Unfortunately didn't get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

i thought i was driving through a zoo, but then i noticed the sign, close to or attached to the university of Fairbanks.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tjdhv123
Reviewed August 27, 2018

How many places can you go in the world and see baby Musk Ox. We all loved this informative tour of the workings of the Research Station.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Caribu, elk, and reindeer.....but the musk oxen (musk oxes? ox's?) stole the show! They're only three feet tall. who knew?

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Nice clean facility where you can watch Musk Ox through a fence for no charge. They have tours for a nominal fee that were very good - you see many more animals (since they feed them on the tour) plus the staff provides interesting information...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kwad1
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