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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the...
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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Beautiful walk in the snow!

The scenery was breathtaking! Lots of snow and trails and vistas to keep you entertained for quite a walk. Birds had not flown in for the season so I'll just have to return when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The scenery was breathtaking! Lots of snow and trails and vistas to keep you entertained for quite a walk. Birds had not flown in for the season so I'll just have to return when they do. Host's information was very entertaining.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful hiking trails, you feel in the middle of the forest rather than a block from the city. Saw several cross country skiiers and skijorers sking with their dogs. Linda K.

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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was introduced to sandhill cranes and their migration in Indiana USA. It was wonderful to see them here in their northernmost habitat. There is a beautiful and most interesting walk through arboreal forest to the rear of the Refuge. The walk is on raised platforms through the trees with some very interesting comment available on plaques along the way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You can use the Blue Line of the city buses to get here from downtown and continue to the University. It's best to stop here if you are a walker. Most buses run every hour which gives one time to walk to the barns after looking for migratory fowl in the fields. The boards along the parking lot explain the... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I love this place. It is so cool to see the different birds come and go during the seasons. I don't know much about birds but there are some really devoted people there who love to share their knowledge.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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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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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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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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