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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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A letdown...no cranes or others to see.

We stopped to see the migratory birds...they were still migrating (somewhere else!).Ranger/naturalist was a hoot! talked us into buying his illustrated book and signed it! Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped to see the migratory birds...they were still migrating (somewhere else!).Ranger/naturalist was a hoot! talked us into buying his illustrated book and signed it! Nice illustrations. Not much to do here but walk around and look at whatever happens to be in the fields. Unfortnately, we picked a bad time to see birds!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite activities in Fairbanks. It's a beautiful property with several hiking trails through fields, wetlands and woods. We saw sandhill cranes and there were wildflowers everywhere. Very quiet and peaceful. There's a Visitor's Center in the old farmhouse and restrooms by the parking area. The trails are relatively level and hard-packed, so suitable for wheelchairs... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to visit. We stopped initially in the car park near the roadside and had our picnic lunch watching the birds over one area of the field. Because of the weather, the sky was constantly changing and with the yellow colour of the field and the rainbow in the dark blue and light blue sky, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who travels to see the outdoors, Creamer's is a must for any visit to Fairbanks. A former dairy farm, with open fields, ponds and forested areas, there is a lot to see here. In July there were cranes feeding in the fields. There were lots of flowers out (mainly fireweed and purple vetch). Just into the south end... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The person at the visitor’s center was very friendly and helpful. We were lost in regards to the walking trail next to the center. As the staff member stated, mosquitoes are plenty on the trail but they are “good” ones. The mosquitoes were merciless. However, the pond view was amazing. We just could not stay too long while being eaten... More 

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Fairview, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in search of Alaskan birds. There were several Sandhill Cranes walking and feeding in a field. We also spotted a Ruffed Grouse as we were walking a trail. WARNING: Mosquitoes are HUGE and a problem ... but you probably already knew that. Try Skeeter Away spray and mosquito nets. Maps available (for a small fee) for the... More 

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New Bloomfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by and even stopped several times throughout our eight day stay and only seen a couple of flocks of birds. If you go into the visitors center there is some history but we did not dare to walk out into the fields because of the mosquitoes.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your binoc's and head nets. This refuge has it all. Lots of bugs to feed the birds. Lots of birds to see. Make sure you check out the Nature Center. Give them a big donation for all they do.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While this creamer has a history of raising cattle to sell milk, cream, ice cream, etc., it was owned and run by a family by the name Creamer. We went on a special day when a couple of the Creamer family were in attendance. There was a slide show of the creamery, a tour, and family stories. The family even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to be crazy about birds to enjoy the Boreal Forest trail (1,5 miles) and learn a lot about the Forest of the North. It's very compact, pretty impressive and wonderful for children and their parents, but also anyone interested. Of course, the birds are the perfect add-on to the landscape.

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