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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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A learning experience.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mount Sidney
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Mount Sidney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The tour of the LARS is totally worth the time and cost. You get to see musk oxen and reindeer up close. The tour guides are very educated and we always learn a lot when we go. The gift shop has musk ox products for purchase. Close to town and a great way to spend a couple of hours whether... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Loved seeing and learning about, all of the animals. I have never seen or done anything, so cool on a trip in all of my life. Okay i have but I think, I was in Kindergarten so I probably don't remember it. It was nice to see something so very cool, and be able to remember it ! I would... More 

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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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