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Large Animal Research Station

#29 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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MuskOx Animals are AWESOME!!

OMG!! I never even knew what a MuskOx was until we visited this Research place and attended the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryAnn S
Pompano Beach, Florida

It was very hot when we visited. Interesting presentation. Our guide was a librarian, good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill A
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG!! I never even knew what a MuskOx was until we visited this Research place and attended the tour. Tour was so informative and the animals came right up to the fence and seemed so friendly! They are huge and adorable and we had the...More

Thank MaryAnn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very hot when we visited. Interesting presentation. Our guide was a librarian, good presentation but not in-depth.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small group tour by student was free flowing, very educational & showed his personal care for these unusual animals in rehab and research. Kiwi the calf wasn't too shy & staff feeding them through a wire fence provided great pix. Handling animal horns is offered....More

Thank skigator
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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