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“Musk ox farm”

Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #27 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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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 October 2, 2017

love going to this place, the Caribou and Musk-ox are really interesting, because they are so unusual, also able to get up close and personal with them and their coats.

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

We visited after Labor Day when tours were not available, but it was still worth a visit if you want to catch a glimpse of these impressive animals off-season.
Drive out to the research station not far from the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, and park outside the double fence. Scan the field with binoculars, especially searching the trees to the left of the large enclosure. With luck and patience you may see the musk ox. There is some information about these animals in the beautiful UA Museum, and a few (expensive) articles of clothing made of their remarkable wool in the museum gift shop. I read that the oxen are fed near the parking fence, but not on the Saturday that we visited.

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We took the guided tour after visiting the University Museum and Botanical gardens. These attractions are all in the same area. The LARC is only a short drive from the Botanical gardens. The tours are informative and we enjoyed our tour-$10pp. It is relatively accessible for people with physical disabilities. You do not have to walk a very long way during the tour. There are chairs to sit on but they need to be spread around a bit more, that was the only downside. The animals were hand fed and came up to the fence for easy viewing. 22nd July 2017

Thank HonestCountryCouple
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

A very interesting 1 to 1.5 hour guided tour to see the work the University of Alaska Fairbanks is doing with Musk Oxen and Reindeer. A nominal fee required, but you get to see Musk Ox and Reindeer up close and learn a lot about the animals.

Thank Gary S
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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.

Thank silverwings928
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