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Address: Fairbanks, AK
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+1 907-474-7207
09:30 - 16:00
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Thousands of visitors each year get a chance to see muskoxen, caribou and...

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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Awesome creatures

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Buffalo, New York
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Metairie, LA
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 to see if any animals were out for us to view but none were. We... More 

Thank dzdigits
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 on, so we decided to walk that trail. We found a couple of new bird... More 

Thank BRubin510
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Schooner455
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 and "out of bounds". It seems like they only allow as little access as they... More 

Thank Aussieidler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I found this to be a wonderful educational experience...seeing muskox, reindeer and caribou up-close, while learning a great deal about their lives in Alaska. Various samples of furs, antlers, etc. were distributed to touch and explore. Our guide had significant knowledge and had a wonderful way of presenting it. Please note, these are not animals that have been domesticated so... More 

Thank Deb022
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

They had only three large animal species, Caribou, reindeer and musk ox. They explain in detail traits of each species. Extremely educational. A 30-45 min stop.

Thank Malavi B
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

While you are exposed to animals in close proximity and informed about them, the "tour" of the site is haphazard, poorly structured and overly long. The "research" nature of the establishment was not clearly explained and was only discussed after a prompt from a visitor. The "hands-on" component of the tour was worthwhile - handling skins, fur, antlers and by-products... More 

Thank sinclaired
Whitney, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Only open to the general public during certain months! other times you can park by the fence and often see the animals nearby. The walk with the naturalist is most informative learning about the Musk Ox, Caribou, Reindeer at the station. The research and learning more about these animals is the main theme. Tour is about an hour and well... More 

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