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Large Animal Research Station

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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If you like knitting or Muskox and Reindeer, take the tour

There is a little gift shop with t-shirts and sweatshirts and qiviut for sale. There is a short... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oakland, California
Fun Stop to see Reindeer & Musk Ox

Nice clean facility where you can watch Musk Ox through a fence for no charge. They have tours for... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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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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2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6508
+1 907-474-7207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by twice because the online info implied they were open but upon our arrival we found they were closed. Tried calling but nobody answered. Thru our camera we were able to spy some muskox. Would loved to have learned more about the research...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A private tour around this facility is wonderful If you are fascinated about musk ox and reindeer it’s a must see A group tour is $10 pp Private tour $250 - worth every cent if it’s in your budget Sarah was the staff member who...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LARS tours are given by students from the University of Fairbanks and visitors get to view the musk ox and babies as well as reindeer. The animals are used for research and are behind fencing so you can't interact with them.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a little gift shop with t-shirts and sweatshirts and qiviut for sale. There is a short tour led by an undergrad that talks about muskox, reindeer and caribou. Not much to say, but if you like animals, or have little kids, it is...More

Thank theothergallo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative, our guide was a student of the college and from Alaska. She grew up around the college and the research station and was passionate about the musk ox and reindeer. The baby Musk ox were so fun to watch! Unfortunately didn't get...More

Thank B172VJtarah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i thought i was driving through a zoo, but then i noticed the sign, close to or attached to the university of Fairbanks.

Thank tjdhv123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many places can you go in the world and see baby Musk Ox. We all loved this informative tour of the workings of the Research Station.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caribu, elk, and reindeer.....but the musk oxen (musk oxes? ox's?) stole the show! They're only three feet tall. who knew?

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Nice clean facility where you can watch Musk Ox through a fence for no charge. They have tours for a nominal fee that were very good - you see many more animals (since they feed them on the tour) plus the staff provides interesting information...More

Thank Kwad1
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We loved the Large Animal Research Station (LARS) so much we visited twice! The hour-long tour was informative and allowed for close viewing of six baby muskoxen, three adult muskoxen, and a family of reindeer. It is an easy outdoor walking tour along a gravel...More

1  Thank Kris_K_D
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