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Large Animal Research Station

#29 of 98 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Great information and presentation

The information was great. The 'tour' guide was good but put a bit too much politics into her... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved Muskox- Gonzo the baby!

the tour was nice. Some rude people decided to attend and I guess just wanted to participate during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank QueenOfTheWater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 July 2017

OMG!! I never even knew what a MuskOx was until we visited this Research place and attended the tour. Tour was so informative and the animals came right up to the fence and seemed so friendly! They are huge and adorable and we had the...More

Thank MaryAnn S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was very hot when we visited. Interesting presentation. Our guide was a librarian, good presentation but not in-depth.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Small group tour by student was free flowing, very educational & showed his personal care for these unusual animals in rehab and research. Kiwi the calf wasn't too shy & staff feeding them through a wire fence provided great pix. Handling animal horns is offered....More

Thank skigator
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We did not do the tour, we just viewed from the street and seen it from the train we rode. It is an easy way to view some of alaskas animals

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Well worth a visit. Not open Mon-Tues. Guided tours only...check the times. Learn a lot about the Mus Ox and the Reindeer (similar to Caribou, and used for lots of research).

Thank hal4311
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We took the station tour and got to meet the baby muskox, Kiwi. Too cute at 30 lb. I was surprised at how small muskox are. Also visited some caribou and reindeer. This is a fun place for families.

Thank Maureen E
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