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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
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Ranked #13 of 70 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, Alaska. The refuge has miles of multi-use trails that are open year round and it is an excellent location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The Farmhouse Visitor Center is open daily in the summer from 10 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to just wander by yourself, the trails are clearly marked and have some great information posted throughout, explaining different formations or landscapes throughout. If you check the times at the adorable old farmhouse, you can catch a guided tour with one of the many avid Creamer's Field volunteers who will regale you with the history of Charlie... More 

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Sennen, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very quiet and beautiful. Sure it would be beteer in summer for the wildlife but still worth a visit

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love to follow the trails and walk in Creamer's field, it is a respite in the middle of town, and you feel like you had hours away to think, even it you only took 30 minutes. A treasure for Fairbanks and a delight for all.

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Churchville,PA
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

When I was there I saw more mosquitoes than birds. Nice ground and saw a red squirrel. I guess I was there at a bad time.

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Portland, OR
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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I snowshoed around the former dairy and enjoyed the ice covered trees and level trails. If you know about animal tracking, you're likely to get even more out of the property. It's a nice place to walk around and get some fresh air. If you're there in January though, dress warmly.

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Spokane, Washington
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had driven past this place years before and not understood what it was. An old dairy farm from the turn of the century that is now a park and reserve for birds on their way north and south each year. The story of the farm and dairy can be read at the dairy location. Another example of Alaskan Spirit... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Was a nice afternoon to see the birds. Take binoculars if you have them. Not many people. Very relaxing and peaceful. Take a lunch and have a picnic.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went just off season. It was not very crowded and there were no bugs. There are several hiking loops. The boreal forest loop was particularly tranquil. There were also quite a few identifiable migratory birds in the area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This area has great trails meandering all over the place. I'm not really a bird person, but I love walking my dogs through the woods and all around the area. There are wooden walkways built through the trees and great paths around the field. The mosquitos are exceptionally bad throughout the summer on the wooden pathways in the woods, but... More 

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central coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice little system of trails. Most of the birds had gone south, but it was a great place for a flat and easy stroll without leaving town. Wasn't too cold while we were there, and not enough snow to need snowshoes. This is clearly the place locals go to do get their daily exercise; saw lots of folks walking their... More 

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