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Large Animal Research Station

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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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We went on a day when they were closed. Fortunately, we went about feeding time - 9-10:30. if you... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Fran F
Musk Ox rule!

Musk oxen are really unique and weird animals. To see more than one or the reindeer you need to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
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+1 907-474-7207
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went on a day when they were closed. Fortunately, we went about feeding time - 9-10:30. if you walk along the fenceline away from the entrance, you will see muskox up close (within 20yds!). They rest in the woods on hot mornings. BRING YOUR...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Musk oxen are really unique and weird animals. To see more than one or the reindeer you need to make a contribution. The gift shop has some interesting and educational items for the whole family.

Thank cuboid2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took the station tour with the naturalist ($10 per person, about 1 hour). She told us interesting information about the animals they have there. We really got to see all the animals really close, but it may not always be like that, depending on...More

Thank XaviBCN77
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited the Large Animal Research Station on an overcast day, so we did get to see some of the animals. I liked it much more when you actually had the option to walk around the farm and not just in a little circle.

Thank ZoAnne B
Reviewed 12 July 2016

There were some reindeer and muskox on site, but they were clear out in the woods and had to be herded in to see them. We missed the naturalist presentation, so not sure if the experience was legit. Was okay with the fees, knowing it...More

1  Thank Tamela J
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is part of the Univ of Alaska at Fairbanks. The musk oxen are very interesting to look at, but go earlier in the day. As the summer heat increases during the day they become less active and difficult to see. They are in pastures...More

1  Thank Goldwing987
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited this research station early in our Alaskan adventure and were treated to an insight into some of the animals that live in the state. Particularly interesting was discovering the Muskox.

Thank jonpower
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We spent there about 30 minutes. I advise combining with the University of Alaska Museum of North and botanocal gardens

Thank Iuliia S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a research station for muskox, reindeer, and caribou. Don't open it to the public if you can not be more imaginative on your presentation. The images portrayed any place for advertisement show you the animals minus the fence in front. Yes I understand...More

1  Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The cost was $9 per person and the tour took about 15 minutes. We could only stand in one spot barely beyond the entrance while the guide told us about the musk ox and reindeer. She fed the musk ox a branch of willow and...More

1  Thank CatsRMe
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