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Seemed a little pricey, but had fun seeing the animal variety!

We enjoyed getting to see all of the animals and learn more about them. They had nice props that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peach_412
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Middletown, Maryland
Great Phot opportunity

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
kennedysjamdan
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Angie, Louisiana
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

The musk ox are the star attraction here. They are relatively shy so don't always come out of the surrounding forest, but if you go in early afternoon you may catch a feeding time and then they do emerge to eat. Beautiful creatures. Also reindeer in residence so you can also catch them at feeding time. An informative tour is available Nice little gift shop on premises as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Cool place. You can see musk ox and caribou, in this research based setting. While there is a free viewing area and a good little gift shop you'll be much happier and get better views (and info) with the tour.
Easy to pair with a visit to the Museum of the North.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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