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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Churchville,PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Spokane, Washington
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30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had driven past this place years before and not understood what it was. An old dairy farm from the turn of the century that is now a park and reserve for birds on their way north and south each year. The story of the farm and dairy can be read at the dairy location. Another example of Alaskan Spirit... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Was a nice afternoon to see the birds. Take binoculars if you have them. Not many people. Very relaxing and peaceful. Take a lunch and have a picnic.

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Portland, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went just off season. It was not very crowded and there were no bugs. There are several hiking loops. The boreal forest loop was particularly tranquil. There were also quite a few identifiable migratory birds in the area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This area has great trails meandering all over the place. I'm not really a bird person, but I love walking my dogs through the woods and all around the area. There are wooden walkways built through the trees and great paths around the field. The mosquitos are exceptionally bad throughout the summer on the wooden pathways in the woods, but... More 

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central coast
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10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice little system of trails. Most of the birds had gone south, but it was a great place for a flat and easy stroll without leaving town. Wasn't too cold while we were there, and not enough snow to need snowshoes. This is clearly the place locals go to do get their daily exercise; saw lots of folks walking their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Grounds are beautifully managed for migrating waterfowl, waders, and other birds. Although we missed the huge flocks that spend summers there, we did get up close to several Sandhills cranes. A thrill for me!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a great place to see Sandhills cranes and other waterfowl during spring and fall migration. Also a good place to ski-jour in the winter. Lots of trails to walk to see moose and other wildlife year round.

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Houston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spend as much time as possible there, esp if you have an RV and can hang around. Nice place to hike and bike, walk dogs, sit and meditate. Be sure to visit the gift shop. They have the best bargains around for souveniers; but go prepared for mosquitoes any time of the day, any time of the summer.

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