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Large Animal Research Station

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Address: , Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-474-7207
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Description: Thousands of visitors each year get a chance to see muskoxen, caribou and...
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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Beautiful low-keyed setting to observe and learn about musk ox, caribou, and reindeer. The one hour tour is highly recommended to take full advantage of learning about these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Englewood, Colorado
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Grove City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

"What's LARS?", I said, and forgot about it till the last few days of my 3 week trip. An afterthought, I went up there: a couple of miles northish of the UAF campus. I was surprised, astonished and actually thrilled to become acquainted with the lesser known great Northern large and "dangerous" animals-(-you are familiar with bears, wolves and moose?).... More 

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wanted to visit but the road to get to it is almost impossible unless you have a four wheel drive vehicle.

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a recent visit to Fairbanks as part of a visit to the University of Alaska we stopped off at the Large Animal Research Station. I would have to say it was hardly worth the stop. Yes there were 'Large Animals', but not many and they were quite a distance away. Perhaps there are other times when more animals can... More 

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Freeville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Muskox are huge, not the prettiest of creatures. They look like something that could be the pets of the Yeti or Big Foot.

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Englewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful low-keyed setting to observe and learn about musk ox, caribou, and reindeer. The one hour tour is highly recommended to take full advantage of learning about these animals. Walking is on a well kept path and is about 1/4 of a mile total. Since this is a research station, the animals are under quarentine and cannnot be touched by... More 

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Bent NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A part of University of Alaska, this station studies large arctic animals and has many on display. A guided tour is available (recommended) to get you closer to the beasts. The guide demonstrates how the animals survive extreme cold. You may photograph some from 10 feet away.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the NICEST place I have been to in a long time and our little family of three had a very special time.

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Harrison, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Couldn't get there while they were open but was able to observe the musk ox in their huge display pen. Looks like a good place to bring kids. Close to Fairbanks and the university.

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Silt, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We didn't have time to stay for the tour so that might have made a huge difference. We were really limited to the area we could view them from. The staff was really friendly and gave us lots of information even without the tour. Would have liked to have taken the tour.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They have several Musk Ox which are kept in far bigger enclosures than the Alaska Zoo. As a result, they look far better. Regards, OldeBear

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