Large Animal Research Station

Currently Closed
  • Address: 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9074745724
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Farm

Locally known as LARS or the Muskox Farm, the centre is managed by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which established it in 1970 for the purposes of nutritional, physiological and behavioral research. Now, it also includes reindeer, caribou, and moose colonies. While all visitors can get a glimpse of the animals for free from the parking lot, you need to pay for tours that will take you in the animal's lives and significance (and also let you get up close with the newborn calves).

  • Reservations are recommended in case of large groups.

  • USD 9  for military and seniors (>65)
  • USD 6 for students
  • Free for under 5 years

  • Tours start at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and last about 90 minutes each
  • Gate and picnic areas are open on all days, June - August, except Sunday and Monday

  • By car

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  • Large Animal Research Station Address: 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
  • Large Animal Research Station Contact Number: +1-9074745724
  • Large Animal Research Station Timing: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Large Animal Research Station Price: 10 USD
  • Time required to visit Large Animal Research Station: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 20.64% of people who visit Fairbanks include Large Animal Research Station in their plan

  • 43.75% of people start their Large Animal Research Station visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Large Animal Research Station

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Large Animal Research Station

People normally club together Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and Running Reindeer Ranch while planning their visit to Large Animal Research Station.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful place with amazing animals. The tour guides are fun and informative. Great location to pack a lunch, enjoy the well-groomed outdoor picnic area, and join a 1-hour tour to see and learn all about baby Muskoxen and Reindeer!

  • We arrived after September 2nd so there was not much to see or do here since they are closed until next summer.

  • Excellent educational tour led by Matthew. This is a great stop for those who want to see and learn about musk ox, carboy, and reindeer. Well done UAF!

  • Cool place, I probably never would have had the chance to see a live musk ox in my life if it weren't for this place. They sell the musk-ox wool and garments made from the wool. They also gave education speeches about reindeer and caribou and the genetic variants.

  • You pay $10 a person to look at two pens, which may or may not have musk ox and reindeer close enough to see. You won't get to see the other fields with animals in them. Plus they're only open for 3 months of the year, and then only Wednesday through Sunday. It's basically just a place to rip off tourists. Save your money and go see the reindeer at the Santa Claus House FOR FREE. Or if you're down south in Anchorage visit the Musk Ox farm in Palmer, which will give you a better value.

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