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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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This is a fantastic place to visit when in Fairbanks.

This is a wildlife refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy. It is a wonderful resource... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jayanders0n
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Cupertino, California
Lovely city migratory bird preserve and trail.

Very pleasant trail with easy access and walk ability. Quaint history museum and gift shop... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peggy J
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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 Dairy was once the largest producer in Alaska and is on the historic registry of places. 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 & Gift Shop is open daily in the summer from 9:30 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4. Guided Nature Walks are available Mon-Sat at 10 am June through August by trained naturalists. Non-profit organization "Friends of Creamer's Field" provides programs during the year at the state owned refuge. In the winter the trails are groomed for cross country skiing and skijoring. Dog mushers, walkers and runners also visit the fields and trails regularly. During the migration seasons the fields are closed except to the birds, but the other trails are still open away from the fields. Come visit!
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“boreal forest” (32 reviews)
“bird watching” (15 reviews)
“canada geese” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
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+1 907-452-5162
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"boreal forest"
in 32 reviews
"bird watching"
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"canada geese"
in 12 reviews
"dairy farm"
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"spring and fall"
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"crane festival"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 11 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 5 reviews
"great birding"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 4 reviews
"nature walk"
in 7 reviews
"cross country"
in 4 reviews
"different species"
in 4 reviews
"bug spray"
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"birch trees"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wildlife refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy. It is a wonderful resource and just outside of town on the way to the University (and museum). We saw 50-100 Sandhill Cranes at close range. We enjoyed a 2 mile walk...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pleasant trail with easy access and walk ability. Quaint history museum and gift shop provides perspective on this unique place.

Thank Peggy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful caretakers make you feel right at home here—the home is a nice museum to the old dairy. The walks around the lake are really easy and very enjoyable. This was a great stop for 1-2 hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dairy museum is so interesting and staffed by knowledgeable, friendly personnel. Nice gifts available - special and perfect for grand-kids and adults. The fields have nice walkways of varying lengths so you can choose what is right for you. Dogs are welcome.

Thank Gini C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited many times in the past 2 years. Nice birding as well as walking a trail. Good signage explaining the wild life that visits there. We enjoy the cranes. Nice place to walk around. There is also sheltered viewing.

Thank Jeanne J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the refuge and much appreciated the walk in the woods. Although we did not spot too much wild life we enjoyed the information gained.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Not only was this wildlife refuge beautiful, but it was so educational! We read the informational signs as we walked along the different sections of the hike. We learned about the migratory birds that visit, the benefits of forest fires, and about permafrost. Overall, this...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We went there to walk at various times of the day on three different occasions taking different routes to enjoy the beauty!

Thank cerric0
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice visitor center and hiking “trails” or snow pack. We enjoyed both walking through the boreal forest and watching skijorning and dog sledding. Went back for a second day.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our March hike around the barns and on the Boreal Trail. Winter wonderland scenery along a packed snow trail and a few interesting bird species, too. Saw Black-capped Chickadees, Black-backed Woodpecker, C. Ravens, 3 White-winged Crossbills and a possible N. Goshawk. A...More

Thank pehoc
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Kathi G
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Manasi K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about either as I visited in September. But you can get more information from their website.
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Jan M
February 16, 2018|
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Response from marijkeverhasselt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what's the best time to visit, but I think you can enjoy the place year round. It is just a really nice, green and quiet spot to walk around (several trails).
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Rebecca M
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The Fairbanks Transit System serves Creamer's Field on the Blue Line, their schedules are online.
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