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Large Animal Research Station

#30 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Fun activity, just outside of town. Worth the visit of in Fairbanks. I stopped here on the way back... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
via mobile
Unique place to visit

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can view the musk ox from outside the fence for free or go... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
sherri s
Fairbanks, Alaska
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Fun activity, just outside of town. Worth the visit of in Fairbanks. I stopped here on the way back to Fairbanks from the university's museum.

Thank trauen
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can view the musk ox from outside the fence for free or go on a tour. As a free lance writer, I got to tour the place for an article, but the tours are nice as well....More

Thank sherri s
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Nice place where you can see Musk Ox and Caribous with a nice explanation about that animals. Unfortunately the thing is really about those two animals, I think they should include others animals from Alaska.

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is one of several can't-miss places to visit in and around Fairbanks. These awesome furballs (musk oxen) produce the softest, warmest material I've ever felt ... qiviut. It'll cost a fair amount, but consider getting some gloves or a scarf made of it!

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is the place to go if you want to see musk ox up close, or at least as close as you want. I took my class there and received an excellent tour. The guide was very patient with my class and we all learned...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 21 January 2016

If you are interested in seeing Musk Ox or Caribou, this is the place. You will see more animals here than any other location in or near Fairbanks.

Thank DMcClureDVM
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Pouring rain the day we visited. Distance views of animals. But we saw animals that I had never seen before.

Thank Susie V
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had a very enjoyable experience at the research station. Everyone there was polite, personable and informative. We learned about rentering the large animals back into the Alaska habitat and their care while they are there. People of all ages would enjoy this excursion Wanda...More

Thank wanda472
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I was so disappointed. This station is on the University campus but is very difficult to find. When I finally did find it, no one was there, maybe because it was raining.

Thank lce
Reviewed 8 September 2015

As we were leaving the wonderful Museum of the North in Fairbanks we asked how to get to the Musk Ox Research Station. We were given directions and told that it was closed for the day but sometimes you could see the Musk Oxen from...More

3  Thank msontheroad3
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