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Large Animal Research Station

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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Musk ox farm

love going to this place, the Caribou and Musk-ox are really interesting, because they are so... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Doug M
We loved seing these aninals, even at a distance.

We visited after Labor Day when tours were not available, but it was still worth a visit if you... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Craig S
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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

love going to this place, the Caribou and Musk-ox are really interesting, because they are so unusual, also able to get up close and personal with them and their coats.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We visited after Labor Day when tours were not available, but it was still worth a visit if you want to catch a glimpse of these impressive animals off-season. Drive out to the research station not far from the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, and...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We took the guided tour after visiting the University Museum and Botanical gardens. These attractions are all in the same area. The LARC is only a short drive from the Botanical gardens. The tours are informative and we enjoyed our tour-$10pp. It is relatively accessible...More

Thank HonestCountryCouple
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A very interesting 1 to 1.5 hour guided tour to see the work the University of Alaska Fairbanks is doing with Musk Oxen and Reindeer. A nominal fee required, but you get to see Musk Ox and Reindeer up close and learn a lot about...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The musk ox are the star attraction here. They are relatively shy so don't always come out of the surrounding forest, but if you go in early afternoon you may catch a feeding time and then they do emerge to eat. Beautiful creatures. Also reindeer...More

Thank silverwings928
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Cool place. You can see musk ox and caribou, in this research based setting. While there is a free viewing area and a good little gift shop you'll be much happier and get better views (and info) with the tour. Easy to pair with a...More

Thank Sbrmatt
Reviewed 19 August 2017

An excellent low key way to see and learn about Musk Ox and Reindeer. The student guide was superb, so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals in their care. You don't need to pre-book the tours, just turn up the times are on their website....More

Thank purplemyrtles
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The information was great. The 'tour' guide was good but put a bit too much politics into her presentation. The kids (11 and 14) LOVED this. It's called Large Animal but there are only Muskox and Reindeer - no other animals. The research they're doing...More

1  Thank QueenOfTheWater
Reviewed 27 July 2017

the tour was nice. Some rude people decided to attend and I guess just wanted to participate during the tour by talking the entire time while the guy was presenting. difficult to hear everything. The research they are doing is great and exciting to see...More

1  Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Nice to see and hear about the research they are doing at the park. They were informative and do a great job there. Glad we went.

Thank Jennifer R
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