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“Musk Oxen and babies”

Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #29 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks
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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.
Greenville, SC
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86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Musk Oxen and babies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

The literature said you could see the oxen from the parking lot, but we never did. We checked a few times and finally got there before one of the tours and paid to be escorted farther down the field. The guide was very knowledgable and we saw the babies plus the reindeer and caribou. We were frustrated that you could not take photos without the fencing being in the way.

Visited July 2012
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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“musk ox and caribou”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you want to see muskox and caribou up close this is the place to go. they have a really small but nice gift shop on the premises to. the guide was fun and informed. great place to take the family/

Visited July 2012
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San Diego
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Caribou Zoo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

When we stopped by, it was closed, but we could use binoculars to see bison and caribou in pens up the hill. I think kids would really enjoy this stop.

Visited July 2012
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Oak Island, NC
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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Take the kids to see the Musk Oxen and Caribou”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Nice layout, you can see the animals but you need to pay for the tour to actually get up close, although we were within a few feet of the Caribou/Reindeer. The Musk Oxen were not as close but were visible in the distance. Quite a layout and easy to find especially if you pick up a Fairbanks map at the Cultrual and Visitor's Center first.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, CA (USA)
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I just did the free stuff. Everyone was very nice, but the "free" area was quite small.

Visited June 2012
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