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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Address: 1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
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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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We saw about 100 Sandhill Cranes stop here.

The people at the creamery were helpful and explained to us how the Cranes were coming here during their migration. They were landing there and resting, in big groups while we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sallie S
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Lady Lake, Florida
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Lady Lake, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people at the creamery were helpful and explained to us how the Cranes were coming here during their migration. They were landing there and resting, in big groups while we were there. It was fun to see.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter, grandson and myself came to get some fresh air. Between it being mid-September and having a three year old with us, we didn't do much bird watching. But we did do a very nice hike. We did the Boreal Forest Trail. This is almost 100% boardwalks. Very well maintained. I've never seen so many Birch trees in one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to get out and walk and see nature. Many water fowl to see. We came in late September so activity was down some. Beautifully maintained trails.

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Peoria, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not much of a bird watching type, but this place is free - you can park and watch the birds for a long or little as you like. We went here after arriving in fairbanks, it was just before sunset and the birds were getting there for the night. I would definitly recommend swinging by are morning or... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truth be told, I've never got why people go birding. Yep, I like seeing birds and have actually enjoyed watching a bird for a few minutes. But seriously??? So, with nothing to lose - this place is free and on my way - I dropped in. Creamers, a non-profit, is home for some species and a stopover for migrators. They... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creamer's was dairy in Fairbanks that has been turned into a nature sanctuary. Every spring and fall thousands of migratory birds from all over North America visit the fields here during their bi-annual travels. You can see sand hill cranes, several species of ducks and geese, terns and other migrating birds all in one location. There is a visitor's center... More 

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to give thanks to the people who had the foresight to allow these fields to be a bird sanctuary and those who bought them and dedicate these fields into a nature reserve. Fascinating to see all the migratory birds eating up so they can fly around the world away from the winter cold.

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Whitney, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, love that it's a migratory waterfowl protected area! We've hiked there on multiple occasions. Trails are easy to walk, easy to follow and vary from openness to the Boreal forest trail with boardwalk and outlook areas. Saw the Sandhills and lots of Canada Geese this weekend. A place of solitude in a city! Hiked the trails in... More 

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Thank CarolK09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The field was full of Cranes and Goose flying south. It's awesome place to visit. Was a very sunny day

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to see 100's of Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes fattening up for their long migration ahead. The guide in the Farmhouse Visitor Center was very friendly and helpful in choosing a trail. There are benches scattered along the trails and posted signs detailing the birds and plants.

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