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“Take the kids to see the Musk Oxen and Caribou”

Large Animal Research Station
Ranked #29 of 97 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.
Oak Island, NC
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125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Take the kids to see the Musk Oxen and Caribou”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Nice layout, you can see the animals but you need to pay for the tour to actually get up close, although we were within a few feet of the Caribou/Reindeer. The Musk Oxen were not as close but were visible in the distance. Quite a layout and easy to find especially if you pick up a Fairbanks map at the Cultrual and Visitor's Center first.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, CA (USA)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average.”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

I just did the free stuff. Everyone was very nice, but the "free" area was quite small.

Visited June 2012
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Love those Musk Ox!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We went here in March, so there were no tours being given. We did, however, see the musk ox. They are fascinating animals, and worth the trip out there to see. Really amazing.

Visited March 2012
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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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11 reviews
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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