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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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Close-up bird watching

I love to watch the birds as the are passing through this area. I especially like the crane, which what most people want to see. The trails around the area are nice, but but dope... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Seward, Alaska
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Seward, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I love to watch the birds as the are passing through this area. I especially like the crane, which what most people want to see. The trails around the area are nice, but but dope is advisable.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hi Folks. When we went there, there were no less than 60 Sandhill Cranes in the fields next to the dairy. They spend all summer there eating and singing. For those who have never seen these birds, they are jaw dropping beautiful standing almost 6 feet tall. Oh yah, they have a great farm and dairy too. Regards, OldeBear

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took the bus to Creamer's Field and was excited to take a guided hike. Spent an hour with a docent guiding several out of towners around what I would call the "marshland." Not many birds but plenty of the state bird...the mosquito. Yes. Large ones. They did not deter any of my group. We had a wonderful trek through... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First class operation. These people know how to make you happy. They have a little something for everyone, young and old. Pretty setting, convenient location and easy access.

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was not expecting the extensive trail system we enjoyed at Creamer's Field on our recent trip to my hometown. It was beyond impressive and delightful to ram the boardwalks and Borealis Trail, where I had snow machined while growing up here in the sixties and seventies. It was the best time we had on our trip and brought back... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful meandering trails that go on for miles. It is famous for bird watching and there are definitely birds there to watch. Mostly it's a nice spot to walk around and enjoy being outside.

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Puyallup
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's one of the few trails in Fairbanks, but I really didn't find much to see. Maybe I took the wrong trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Great space to take children for an easy walk with lots of space. There is a brief history provided, along with historic buildings to enjoy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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Additional Information about Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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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