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Large Animal Research Station

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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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We stopped by LARS based on a recommendation from friends at the U of AK. Unfortunately for us, it... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Katherine M
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Fun with muskox and reindeer!

We had a great, informative tour and got to enjoy some snacks with the animals. They have a great... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Claire K
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stopped by LARS based on a recommendation from friends at the U of AK. Unfortunately for us, it wasn't open during the time we were in Fairbanks. We wanted to see the Musk Ox, and we could see them from a distance. They recommend...More

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a great, informative tour and got to enjoy some snacks with the animals. They have a great set up and it’s awesome to see such a well run research facility with such great care for the animals.

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

There is no way to get here without a car or taxi. Winters months means a call to plan ahead, yet I couldn't get a response from them. Disappointed to have missed it.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Before visiting Alaska with a group of friends, we made arrangements for a tour (at a very reasonable charge) of the Large Animal Research Station at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Our guide, Sarah, works as a research tech in charge of education and outreach,...More

Thank Marcia K
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Muskox are housed here in the winter. This is also a good location to see the Aurora from the parking area which is plowed regularly. Good roar getting there also.

Thank svbelvedere
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Visiting in winter, we didn't stay there very long, however we did see two Musk Ox off in the distance. It is a very interesting location to visit in the summer - learning about the Musk Ox and seeing the babies.

Thank Pengirl1
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I was not going to stay and do the tour, but I changed my mind. The young lady at the gift shop was so nice, we talked up until the time of the tour. The muskox were hilarious. They name each group by a theme...More

2  Thank GCC25
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Found this by mistake.....it is so exciting to actually be able to see the Muskox. It's not far away from town either. There was also a large herd of reindeer.

Thank pehight
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Reviewed 3 October 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 22 September 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...More

Thank Craig S
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