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Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #27 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

this was a nice 1 hour tour at the u of a's animal research facility. the facility houses muskox, caribou and reindeer. the tour allows you up close to the animals and you are given a lot of information about the animals. the admission fee is 10 dollars and it goes to worthwhile research.

Thank Joe32926
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The presentation about the musk ox, reindeer and caribou was great. The guide was very knowledgeable. The animals came right up the the fence so we could get a good look at them. Never knew so much could be learned about these animals.

1  Thank Jenile J
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Check out tour times to make sure you can see the animals up close and personal. This was very informative and interesting, and the staff did a marvelous job of explaining both the animal and the programs.

1  Thank Roger A
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Our guide was very informative. Go knowing the tour is limited to seeing females due to the size and strength of the male Muskox. It is a working farm so expect work to be ongoing while you visit. They were mowing the front area when we arrived. Yes, you get to see a few female Muskox up close with excellent commentary and yes, you get to see a few Reindeer and Caribou up close with excellent commentary. Ask questions and they will be answered. Male Muskox were in large metal containment areas further from us and although we would have loved to see them, we understood these are wild animals, unpredictable and therefore a danger to the general, and sometimes unthinking, public. We understood and were perfectly content with what was offered. Go knowing that you will not be endangering yourself or the animals on this tour and enjoy the educational value of seeing truly pre-historic animals that roamed with the mammoths.

2  Thank Rebekajean
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was so excited about the research station but it turned out to be a great disappointment. We only see the 5 musk ox and 2 caribou. That is all. I was expecting more but was terribly disappointed.
DON'T GO unless you want to donate USD10 to fund the project. Not worth the trip.

Thank Chua H
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