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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-452-5162
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Ranked #10 of 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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Cary, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

While driving in Fairbanks stop at the Waterfowl Refuge. It is worth a 30 minute stop to see the many birds.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lots of platforms from wich you can watch birds. Nice trails through the boreal forest. Bug spray necessary!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a fine place to be if you had children (we did) and need a little space to run around. We were not overwhelmed with the variety of birds or bird activity but we were not there during migration season. So that's to be expected. Nice easy, level hiking trails with a few observaton platforms.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've gone to Creamer's twice now and my kids love walking the trails and watching the birds. It's a great place to just go and have a family stroll and take in some of the beautiful Alaskan sights!

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Richland, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is NOT an Ice Cream stop, but is a great way to enjoy nature, view birds and the subarctic landscape with great trails and some signage and information about the wildlife in the area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This place was once a working dairy, owned by the Creamer family. The premium time to arrive here is in the fall, when the geese and Sandhill cranes are gaggling up, and going on training missions. You can catch the colors, and this is also a good place, if you are lucky, to catch the Northern Lights, as the exposure... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was in Alaska for the shoulder season & we made the trek up to Creamer's Field to enjoy the views. The day was crisp and lovely. We met a few others on the paths as we wandered this lovely preserve. Make sure to head up the observation tower to look out over the fields. The cranes had already moved... More

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Abbeville, LA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Mission accomplished... beautiful area for bird watching. We walked for awhile and saw a dozen or so Sandhill Cranes in the field and then flying overhead. It is a beautiful place for a walk, but be sure to spray repellent... the mosquitoes are really thick especially near trees and ponds. They seemed to have lots of activities for children... we... More

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Fort Yukon, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely trail paths. Clean, fresh air. Beautiful view. Wish we'd had more time to spend there. Watching the birds in the field was mesmerizing.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a very nice area to visit and walk around. The only bad things was the mosquitoes. Bring good mosquitoe repellent!

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