- Address: Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK, USA
- Hours: Gates and picnic area open daily 9:30am - 4pm during season. Tours: Jun 1 - Aug 31, Tue - Sat at: 10am, 12pm and 2pm.
- Admission: Adult: $10; Senior: $9; Student: $6
The attraction started out in 1979 as a place to research a colony of muskoxen and repopulate Alaska with them, as the Arctic mammal has been around since the prehistoric times but died off in most places except for Canada and Greenland. Today you’ll find about 30 muskoxen and 60 caribou and reindeer, including adorable newborns.
Along with seeing the animals up close you’ll be able to learn about them through guided tours and informational displays. And as the Large Animal Research Station isn’t very touristy, you’ll be able to enjoy the animals in a more intimate setting. This is an especially enjoyable attraction for families with kids.