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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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Walking wonder

Walking thru history in a lovely setting. Can go long or short walks. Birds, birds, birds! Stop at visitors center or walk to gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Maybe it was because I was there early june, but there weren't many birds . Boardwalk was nice but trails were very poorly marked and it was easy to get turned around.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walking thru history in a lovely setting. Can go long or short walks. Birds, birds, birds! Stop at visitors center or walk to gift shop.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Creamer's Field is a chance to go on some fun nature hikes. If your dog is on a leash there are several areas you can take your dog, too. Of course it is a great place especially in the Fall and Spring to see some different types of birds. The most common birds are Trumpeter Swans, Pintail and Mallard Ducks,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place for a walk. You may see some wildlife (not much when I was there, one flock of Canadian geese was pretty much all excluding the mosquitoes). The forest path is very nice to understand what a boreal forest is like, though you need to be prepared for swarms of mosquitoes.

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Healy, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Every time we pass by here there is something awesome to look at. A great way to see migration and the change of the seasons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There was not much happening. Very few birds on view as the season was nearly over. Dairy was not open and there were no facilities available. There were some nature walks signposted. Area was reasonable bus ride from city centre.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This area is quite tranquil and beautiful. The only challenge of course is visiting on a day when the birds are migrating. For locals, this is most likely a fantastic place to come on a regular basis to have the opportunity to observe waterfowl on their migratory journey. For my visit today, I only got to see Sand Hill Cranes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Always migrating birds to see. This is a nice educational site in Fairbanks, easy to find but bring binoculars, the birds are there for a bit far to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a great time strolling through the trails back of creamer's field, bring deet or mosquito repelent though! every once and a while we would get pockets of mosquitos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were there at the end of may and had a nice walk around the grounds. There were not many birds there at that time but we did see some. The lady in the visitors center was helpful and answered all our questions.

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Additional Information about Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Address: Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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