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Large Animal Research Station

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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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This was one of the highlights of our Fairbanks trip. It was a great way to see and learn about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
29jrh
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Airdrie, Canada
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Musk Ox, no need to say anything else.

Very few places on earth to see these prehistoric like animals. Only found in the far north of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bud W
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our Fairbanks trip. It was a great way to see and learn about reindeer and musk ox and their current environment. The bonus we had were 5 musk ox calves and these are as cute as any baby...More

Thank 29jrh
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very few places on earth to see these prehistoric like animals. Only found in the far north of the continent in small groups. In Alaska only found on the North Slope.

Thank Bud W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only got to see a few mascots, but got lots of pix of the couple 3 or 4 we did see. Wish we had more time to spend there.

Thank Patti021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A UAF undergraduate students leads a 1 hour tour of the research station! You see musk ox and reindeer up close (the animals are fenced in) and learn all about them and the international research happening at the facility. Our guide was great - really...More

Thank andreao233
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVE seeing the muskox, not an easy animal to ever see in person. They are just way cool animals. Been twice, both times taken there by a local. Second time we saw some babies. All seen from the parking area.

Thank Jeanne J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a short visit to add to your Alaskan experience. Photo-worthy for the rarity of some of these animals in the lower 48s but not much to do other than stare the few animal encasings UNLESS you get to have a guided unofficial tour...More

1  Thank Lucia C
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We stopped by LARS based on a recommendation from friends at the U of AK. Unfortunately for us, it wasn't open during the time we were in Fairbanks. We wanted to see the Musk Ox, and we could see them from a distance. They recommend...More

1  Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We had a great, informative tour and got to enjoy some snacks with the animals. They have a great set up and it’s awesome to see such a well run research facility with such great care for the animals.

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

There is no way to get here without a car or taxi. Winters months means a call to plan ahead, yet I couldn't get a response from them. Disappointed to have missed it.

1  Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Before visiting Alaska with a group of friends, we made arrangements for a tour (at a very reasonable charge) of the Large Animal Research Station at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Our guide, Sarah, works as a research tech in charge of education and outreach,...More

Thank Marcia K
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