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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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A rare chance to see these interesting creatures

This is part of the Univ of Alaska at Fairbanks. The musk oxen are very interesting to look at, but go earlier in the day. As the summer heat increases during the day they become... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Algona, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

There were some reindeer and muskox on site, but they were clear out in the woods and had to be herded in to see them. We missed the naturalist presentation, so not sure if the experience was legit. Was okay with the fees, knowing it is going to animal research, but wouldn't recommend anyone looking for "getting their moneys worth"!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This is part of the Univ of Alaska at Fairbanks. The musk oxen are very interesting to look at, but go earlier in the day. As the summer heat increases during the day they become less active and difficult to see. They are in pastures with, essentially, at least 2 fences between you so you are not that close to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We visited this research station early in our Alaskan adventure and were treated to an insight into some of the animals that live in the state. Particularly interesting was discovering the Muskox.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We spent there about 30 minutes. I advise combining with the University of Alaska Museum of North and botanocal gardens

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Freeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a research station for muskox, reindeer, and caribou. Don't open it to the public if you can not be more imaginative on your presentation. The images portrayed any place for advertisement show you the animals minus the fence in front. Yes I understand the animals must be fenced, but putting you in a circle with benches that you... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The cost was $9 per person and the tour took about 15 minutes. We could only stand in one spot barely beyond the entrance while the guide told us about the musk ox and reindeer. She fed the musk ox a branch of willow and that was the end of it. It was nice to see the one musk ox... More 

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Chicago, Il.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was the first thing we did when we arrived in Fairbanks and we're so glad we did. We got to see Muskox up close and also Reindeer. Our guide was very informative and it was just so exciting to see these animals in there own habitat interacting with each other. And the price was very reasonable too!

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Thank Pinkie24
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Remember this is a research station for muskox, reindeer, and caribou. In the summer the staff will take you on a well rehearsed tour. You will not visit the research barns, but very informative talk. You can see the animals up close and understand why they are far north, cold adaptive animals.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

only thing is, i couldn't get in because each time i went by the place. they were closed. so my bad timing.

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