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Large Animal Research Station

#29 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-474-7207
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Great visit during summer hours!

Only open to the general public during certain months! other times you can park by the fence and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
CarolK09
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Whitney, Texas, USA
Closed before Labor Day

We tried to visit this on Sept. 3rd. before Labor Day. It was closed for the season. We did walk... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Jane S
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Kentucky
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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

Thank CarolK09
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We tried to visit this on Sept. 3rd. before Labor Day. It was closed for the season. We did walk the fence and looked in. There were two musk ox feeding in a trough near the fence. We could see small out buildings and fences.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Heard an interesting presentation from knowledgeable young caretaker. You can only see a few animals close up so it was somewhat disappointing. It's a research facility that has limited it scope to a few species.

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Not sure if I was disrupting the research, but I could not resist these adorable beasts, so I stood outside the corrals and send Reiki energy for 20 minutes. They are so beautiful and so glad that research is ongoing.

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 25 August 2016

They had muskox and reindeer available to see. It was interesting to see them, however, you can only see about 1-2 muskox at the top, where it's free, and you have to pay $10/person to go beyond the gate. It was a little disappointing though...More

1  Thank Becky A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a great experience not far from downtown Fairbanks. Students offer a nice brief lecture on the universities research of these animals. They also bring them close for great photos.

1  Thank lori m
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We drove upto this place which is some distance from the town. There was no one at the entrance, and many others were also going back. There was no sign that it was closed that day.Better management needed.

Thank Rajm133
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation on the work done at this site with musk oxen and reindeer. The woman was very interesting and well-versed in both species and the work carried on by the station. I would highly recommend this for people interested in animal...More

1  Thank Carlovers
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were looking for alternatives to the typically heavily promoted cruise ship activities such as the river boat and the gold panning. This was one of the several activities we did in Fairbanks besides Running Reindeer Ranch, North Pole, and the botanical gardens. We enjoyed...More

Thank 2windsurfandski
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I paid $10 to get in there and I wasn't even aloud to go down and see the caribou. They had closed down that section for the day because they didn't have enough employees there that day and the muskox were SO FARE away that...More

1  Thank MellyTheAdventurer
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