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Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #28 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2017

An excellent low key way to see and learn about Musk Ox and Reindeer. The student guide was superb, so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals in their care. You don't need to pre-book the tours, just turn up the times are on their website. I don't think it would be worth going without doing a tour, as most of the animals are in the guided only access section.

Thank purplemyrtles
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"musk ox"
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"large herd"
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"station tour"
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"arctic animals"
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"research facility"
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"an afterthought"
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"tour times"
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"gift shop"
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"guided tour"
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"botanical gardens"
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"university of alaska fairbanks"
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"answer questions"
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"great information"
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"binoculars"
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The information was great. The 'tour' guide was good but put a bit too much politics into her presentation. The kids (11 and 14) LOVED this. It's called Large Animal but there are only Muskox and Reindeer - no other animals. The research they're doing is outstanding and deserves more promotion. Stepped seating with a canvas cover would be great and not an expensive addition.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

the tour was nice. Some rude people decided to attend and I guess just wanted to participate during the tour by talking the entire time while the guy was presenting. difficult to hear everything. The research they are doing is great and exciting to see the introduction of them into Alaska

1  Thank CAtravelerCA
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nice to see and hear about the research they are doing at the park. They were informative and do a great job there. Glad we went.

Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited the research station two years ago when we were in Alaska. It was one of the things on my must see again list. The musk oxen are so fascinating. We were even more excited to see the baby musk ox, Gonzo.

Thank Linda S
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