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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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Muskox!

It was great seeing the Muskox and hearing about them. It would have been better if we could have toured the grounds a bit more and seem more of what they do, as you only get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Dee D
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Perth, Australia
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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Center is closed for the winter but you could see musk oxen and other ruminants in the distance. Better than nothing.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was great seeing the Muskox and hearing about them. It would have been better if we could have toured the grounds a bit more and seem more of what they do, as you only get taken into the very front. Muskox are pretty awesome though.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a great guide who gave us wonderful amounts of info about the musk ox, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

As someone suggested on trip advisor, the attraction is closed during winter months but you can still see the animals from the fence (parking lot area). We were in Alaska for 7 days and wanted to see some animals so we went. It's well worth the drive to U of A Fairbanks.

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Churchville,PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It was closed when we were there but a nice officer from the University told us to walk along the fence on the right - a small path and we had a great view of the musk ox , she told us we could see more animals if we walk around the perimeter but we had other plans. If you... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When I visited, there were no other animals visible, but great viewing of the amazing Muskox there. Plenty of parking and a long fence line for viewing. Make sure you have a telephoto lens if you want a decent picture.

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Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited this to view the muskox but didn't take the walking tour. From the enterance area you can view the muskox and take photos of them for free. Visit the gift shop and feel Qiviut (muskox hair) before leaving. In the distance we saw reindeer and caribou that could be viewed closer up on the tour. Tours last 45min-60min... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took our family that was visiting out to the Large Animal Research Station. Got to see several different animals.

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Bear, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was an interesting stop. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. They were well prepared for any rain, with umbrellas available as well as tents, which we put to use. Fewer animals then I expected.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I didn't even know what a musk ox was or that it was a thing until we moved up here. When I found out about LARs we immediately went. The shop has some nice things and they offer a military discount on the tours. The tours are very short as far as walking (I thought we'd be going to the... More 

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