We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Large Animal Research Station

Fairbanks, AK
907-474-7207
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    24
    8
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan Usa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This visit was included in our Road Scholar program tour. The guide that was were given by the Research Station was very good. She had lots of knowledge about the animals she was showing us. She also had a great sense of humor. Made for a fun and informative visit! Seeing the musk ox with her baby was very cool.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was a nice place to go to be able to see the musk ox up close. They also had reindeer and caribou. They walk you to each set of animals and give you detailed information about each of these animals and what they are doing for them at the research station. They also have a very nice gift shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richland, Washington
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Musk oxen are smaller than you would think as are the Caribou, but this is a very informational place to take the whole family!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Central Mississippi
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were all vigorously swatting the mosquitoes during the entire 45-minute, $12 adult-admission tour at the U of AK at Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station. A student at the university led the tour, and she lured the animals close to the fence with branches of (apparently tasty) willows. While they munched away, she gave us all an education about musk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Most people only get to see musk ox, caribou, and reindeer in a zoo. Here, you can see the animals in a wholesome setting and visit with the scientists and students conducting research important to the welfare of the animals as well as Alaska agriculture. Don't expect many amenities. This is a working research center.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abbeville, LA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our guide Heidi, was very knowledgeable and entergetic. She gave us lots of information about the farm and the reindeer, carabou, and muskox. The muskox came right up to the fence. Wish I could have gotten closer to take a picture without the fence in the way, but that was a safety concern. There were juvenile animals born this spring... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
memphis, ny
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

About a 45 min. talk on Musk Ox and Reindeer/caribou. There were animals to see- behind fences. A few show and tell items were passed around- a skull, a hide, etc. And the animals were lured with willow branches to come closer to a fence. Only one did. If you have ever wanted to know more than the average person... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minot, North Dakota, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

we went here not knowing what to exactly expect and we had a very good tour guide who was very knowledgeable and shared her passion for the work being one there,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
102 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

...but we were still able to see the animals in the distance with binoculars and the zoom on our camera. From what we could see without actually being inside, it looks as though it would be a fun stop. Despite being there two days before it opened, I am still glad we made the stop to see this unique and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Large Animal Research Station also viewed

 

Been to Large Animal Research Station? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Large Animal Research Station, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing