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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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Birder and photographer'so paradise

Take a stroll through a beautiful and historical piece of nature in Alaska. A wonderful few hours spent in the peaceful environs of the refuge. I think the refuge was meant for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mount Sidney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Take a stroll through a beautiful and historical piece of nature in Alaska. A wonderful few hours spent in the peaceful environs of the refuge. I think the refuge was meant for the fowl, but it's a refuge for the harried human too. Took a photograph of a stand of birch trees that hangs on the living room wall as... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Creamer's is very popular during migration season, but is a great place for recreation right in Fairbanks. I grew up going to Creamer's and my wife and I bring our baby there on a weekly basis. There are trails for walking and wildlife viewing all year round (multi-purpose in the winter). During the bird migration season it is quite spectacular,... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours to "kill" and decided to hike around the Refuge. It has numerous trails which had packed snow on them, but still easy to walk - we probably walked about 3 miles; very bucolic! This is the 2nd time I've been there - the first was in September and we saw several sandhill cranes.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

At Creamers Field you can see all kinds of waterfowl as well as enjoy a stroll on the walking trails and boardwalks through the boreal forest. The trails aren't too long and are just right for families with small children or those looking for a nice stroll after dinner. We also enjoy attending the special events that take place there.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Weren't there very long, but caught part of a sled dog race passing thru the property. Didn't have time to tour the facility, but enjoyed walking across the snow-covered field to see the race. Imagine it's lovely in warm weather.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Relaxing and pretty area, full of wildlife and interesting woods and wetlands. We enjoyed exploring this area and taking a little break on our journey.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The scenery was breathtaking! Lots of snow and trails and vistas to keep you entertained for quite a walk. Birds had not flown in for the season so I'll just have to return when they do. Host's information was very entertaining.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful hiking trails, you feel in the middle of the forest rather than a block from the city. Saw several cross country skiiers and skijorers sking with their dogs. Linda K.

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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was introduced to sandhill cranes and their migration in Indiana USA. It was wonderful to see them here in their northernmost habitat. There is a beautiful and most interesting walk through arboreal forest to the rear of the Refuge. The walk is on raised platforms through the trees with some very interesting comment available on plaques along the way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You can use the Blue Line of the city buses to get here from downtown and continue to the University. It's best to stop here if you are a walker. Most buses run every hour which gives one time to walk to the barns after looking for migratory fowl in the fields. The boards along the parking lot explain the... More 

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