Large Animal Research Station, Fairbanks

3.8
#3 of 12 in Parks in Fairbanks
Locals refer to us by our acronym, LARS, or as the muskox farm, but our official title is the Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station. LARS is managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to provide a unique facility for research and education that focuses on muskoxen and reindeer.

Visitors in the off-season can safely observe some of our animals from the parking lot when they are in pens near the road.

To ensure you will see these critters, visit during our public hours. Our knowledgeable naturalist will teach you everything you want to know about the muskoxen and reindeer who live here! We have presentations on our open days at 10, 12, and 2.
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  • We enjoyed getting to see all of the animals and learn more about them. They had nice props that let you get a better feel for the animals characteristics. Very cute young animals!  more »
  • We were able to view the Musk Ox up close, and read about their recovery. Recommend this to anyone visiting this area.  more »
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  • 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.

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