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Large Animal Research Station

#29 of 97 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Easy way to see the musk ox

We did not do the tour, we just viewed from the street and seen it from the train we rode. It is an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
See Musk Ox and Reindeer up-close, and get educated.

Well worth a visit. Not open Mon-Tues. Guided tours only...check the times. Learn a lot about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not do the tour, we just viewed from the street and seen it from the train we rode. It is an easy way to view some of alaskas animals

Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit. Not open Mon-Tues. Guided tours only...check the times. Learn a lot about the Mus Ox and the Reindeer (similar to Caribou, and used for lots of research).

Thank hal4311
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the station tour and got to meet the baby muskox, Kiwi. Too cute at 30 lb. I was surprised at how small muskox are. Also visited some caribou and reindeer. This is a fun place for families.

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We didn't expect much from the Large Animal Research Station in March but were happy to see Musk Oxen. Easy to find and worth a stop on the way to Chena Springs.

Thank ryser7
Reviewed 1 February 2017

For you other winter travelers, they were closed for our trip in January. Many places close in Fairbanks during this time so it wasn't a huge surprise but wanted to share the info for you others who are braving the cold. We drove by just...More

1  Thank dzdigits
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Unique opportunity to view musk Ox - awesome creatures not exactly free and wild but in large fenced areas - you see them if they want yo be seen - we got luck as they came out from cover

Thank urbanjungleboywonder
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had a great time here. Learned heaps about the musk ox and caribou, and a treat to be able to see them up close. Very knowledgeable staff who were happy to take the time to explain things and answer questions.

Thank Francina G
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife wanted to see Musk Ox and Caribou so this visit saved a trip to the Arctic Circle. The animals were viewable in their large outdoor enclosures. We also used our binoculars. We noticed a lot of runners and there was a marathon going...More

Thank BRubin510
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you'e looking to see large Alaskan animals go someplace else. Two pathetic-looking musk oxen and one female caribou with no horns is what you get. Try the reindeer and musk ox farms outside Anchorage.

1  Thank Schooner455
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was very informative and educational. The guide knew what she was talking about and was very enthusiastic. We saw a few reindeer, caribou and some small muskox. I expected to see more animals, particularly some large muskox but these were a long way away...More

Thank Aussieidler
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