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Large Animal Research Station

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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Try to catch of a real live Musk Ox

Visiting in winter, we didn't stay there very long, however we did see two Musk Ox off in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I learned a lot here

I was not going to stay and do the tour, but I changed my mind. The young lady at the gift shop... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

1  Thank GCC25
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 September 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...More

Thank HonestCountryCouple
Reviewed 28 August 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...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 28 August 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...More

Thank silverwings928
Reviewed 27 August 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...More

Thank Sbrmatt
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....More

Thank purplemyrtles
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