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Large Animal Research Station

Fairbanks, AK
907-474-7207
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Ranked #13 of 34 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
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW 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.

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Abbeville, LA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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

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memphis, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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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,

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Ohio
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99 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great field trip for Alaska residents and summer visitors. See caribou and muskox up close-don't forget to bring binoculars for those times that the animals aren't close to the fence. The tour guides provide a lot of interesting information. There is a gift shop available on site. You will learn about quiviut which is yarn made from the hair of... More

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Fairbanks, AK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The university's viewing station is a unique insight into the world of the musk ox. There are two large fields where they roam--sometimes close to the fence, but most often further away. Bring binoculars, but also be sure to look in the woods to the northwest of the parking lot or hike the trail to the east of the fields.... More

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Fairbanks, AK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is another spot for the summer visitor. You can see musk ox, reindeer, and other animals of the north country. Sometimes they are close to the parking area, but sometimes are quite distant. Take binoculars if you have them.

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Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We enjoyed a chance to see Kiwi, the musk ox and the caribou. Our tour guide was most informative. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the wildlife of the north

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

where else do you get to see these types of animals besides the TV. you get 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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