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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-474-7207
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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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They had muskox and reindeer available to see. It was interesting to see them, however, you can only see about 1-2 muskox at the top, where it's free, and you have to pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Becky A
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They had muskox and reindeer available to see. It was interesting to see them, however, you can only see about 1-2 muskox at the top, where it's free, and you have to pay $10/person to go beyond the gate. It was a little disappointing though since most were put away, such as all but the 2 adult male muskox and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great experience not far from downtown Fairbanks. Students offer a nice brief lecture on the universities research of these animals. They also bring them close for great photos.

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Thank lori m
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove upto this place which is some distance from the town. There was no one at the entrance, and many others were also going back. There was no sign that it was closed that day.Better management needed.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation on the work done at this site with musk oxen and reindeer. The woman was very interesting and well-versed in both species and the work carried on by the station. I would highly recommend this for people interested in animal research.

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Thank Carlovers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for alternatives to the typically heavily promoted cruise ship activities such as the river boat and the gold panning. This was one of the several activities we did in Fairbanks besides Running Reindeer Ranch, North Pole, and the botanical gardens. We enjoyed our time here learning about the musk oxen, caribou etc. and taking photos.

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Viborg, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I paid $10 to get in there and I wasn't even aloud to go down and see the caribou. They had closed down that section for the day because they didn't have enough employees there that day and the muskox were SO FARE away that I could barely see them. And they didn't even inform me that I would be... More 

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Waldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a day when they were closed. Fortunately, we went about feeding time - 9-10:30. if you walk along the fenceline away from the entrance, you will see muskox up close (within 20yds!). They rest in the woods on hot mornings. BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY!!! At feeding time, the attendant shakes the fed can and the ox can... More 

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Thank Fran F
Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Musk oxen are really unique and weird animals. To see more than one or the reindeer you need to make a contribution. The gift shop has some interesting and educational items for the whole family.

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Thank cuboid2016
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the station tour with the naturalist ($10 per person, about 1 hour). She told us interesting information about the animals they have there. We really got to see all the animals really close, but it may not always be like that, depending on where they are eating. The research station is quite big, and the animals really seem... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Large Animal Research Station on an overcast day, so we did get to see some of the animals. I liked it much more when you actually had the option to walk around the farm and not just in a little circle.

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