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Large Animal Research Station

Muskox FarmMusk oxen live at the Musk Ox Farm, University of Alaska's Large Animal Research Station.

 

It is also home to:

bulletmusk oxen
bulletreindeer 
bulletcaribou.

Animals at Research Station There are  viewing platforms from which to watch the animals. Binoculars are suggested, as the animals are not always this close to the viewing areas.

The station also offers guided tours of the facility. They are presently (as of 2011) using the following schedule:

bulletOpen Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tours are at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Lots of information is imparted during the tour, and visitors are able to purchase items made from the soft under-wool of the muskoxen, qiviut, as well as other souvenirs. Raw qiviut is also for sale or order. Prices for the tours are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students and free for those under 5.

The station is located on Yankovich Road. From College Road, turn right at University Avenue following the highway until you come to a major Y intersection (at golf course) where there is a left turn lane which will put you onto Ballaine Road. Right after that, you make a left on to Yankovich. After about a mile, you will see the station on the right.

Information (gift shop) : (907) 474-5724.

[Photos this page are courtesy of Julie Coghill.]

 

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