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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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You can see the same animals at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage

Saw musk oxen and reindeer plus a single caribou. A double layer of wire made photography difficult. The tour leader knew here material and had some nice supporting exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Silt, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The people at LARS give a great tour and interesting information on Caribou, Reindeer, and Musk Oxen. You get to see the animals up close including the babies.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great way to see up close the musk oxen that were once regionally extinct and caribou and reindeer. Hands on. Want a quivot scarf now!

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Washington, Dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Saw musk oxen and reindeer plus a single caribou. A double layer of wire made photography difficult. The tour leader knew here material and had some nice supporting exhibits.

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Vancouver, Wa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the Muskox and calves! We also saw Caribou and their new calves. I know they offer tours, but we were able to just walk to take pics. Glad we did! Where else would I ever see a Muskox! We like to see animals, in the wild, or different species.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The LARS staff are knowledgeable and there are a few animals to see. A musk ox of 2 will come up close during the feeding, but for the most part you see the animals from more of a distance. The animals that you see here would be one small section of most places you go to so it was a... More 

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Philadelphia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The tour consists of 3 presentations/q&a's by a student along a short path on the grounds. The only animals easily visible were some caribou that had come up to the fence for a snack.

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Kill Devil Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

LARS has reindeer, caribou, and musk ox that you can see up close. A ranger also gives a talk about different characteristics of the animals, and has horns and antlers to hold and touch. It was an interesting learning experience about Alaska animals.

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Mount Sidney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Operated by the UAF, a wonderful opportunity to learn about the large animals which inhabit Alaska. Not likely to see Musk oxen anywhere else unless you travel to the Arctic. Nothing fancy about this place, park, take the guided tour and learn some interesting facts about treasured wildlife.

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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-474-7207
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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