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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-452-5162
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Ranked #9 of 34 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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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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memphis, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A few miles worth of flat trails. Good for non-hikers and children. A knowledgeable and avid bird enthusiast was at the visitor center to answer questions. You can buy a trail map for only $1. Never having been to a refuge before, wasn't sure what to expect. It's a large plot of land where birds are "encouraged" to stop. You... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed visiting Creamer's Field on a bright warm Sunday afternoon. There is an old farmhouse which was a bit interesting but mainly I enjoyed just walking the trails and being out in the open. We did see a few birds. We kept walking and eventually came to a whole other area where we sat on some benches by a... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Creamer's Field is a delight no matter the season. The Friends of Creamer's Field put on wonderful programs. It is wonderful to be able to pull up any time of day and enjoy whichever flock is currently visiting the Refuge - Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, Swans..... The paths are gentle and most are wheelchair accessible. And best of all it... More

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Ohio
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

When we went to Ceamer's Field, we went for a walk around the grounds but did not see much. We only saw four types of birds: mallards, Canadian geese, pidgins, and seagulls. Not exactly what I was expecting as you can see those anywhere in North America. Along the walk, we started to get bit by many mosquitoes, and perhaps... More

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Canon City, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a nice area to walk in and enjoy the birds, moose, and just nature in general. One thing~don't forget the mosquito spray!

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