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“See the caribou calves”

Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #29 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks
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Owner description: 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.
Tok
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“See the caribou calves”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Right from your car you can see the newly born caribou calves in April. We check daily.

Visited April 2012
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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great place to see Musk Oxen!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Even though these awesome animals were behind two sets of chain link fence, it was amazing to see them (less than100 feet away from us). They are free to roam a large natural area, but the fence protects them from predators. We got wondeful pix of them!

Visited February 2012
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Fairbanks, AK
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Cool Musk oxen”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

It is informative, and great, something you won't normally see - is lots of fun, do put on your list of stops while in Fairbanks

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Dallas
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Not hard to find, especially if you get the map of Fairbanks from the tourist bureau. We were lucky enough to see the muskoxen and caribou rather closely.

Visited December 2011
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NY
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“interesting but check times”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We could see the animals thru the fence, but tour times were very limited and we couldn't do more than try to take photos thru breaks in the fences. Would have been better to have gone inside and spoken to someone about what we were seeing

Visited August 2011
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