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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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Nice walk and scenery...

This walk is a gentle walk with paved areas and nice views if it isn't too cloudy or rainy. My family and I walk the field trails and the fields have been full of birds such as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This walk is a gentle walk with paved areas and nice views if it isn't too cloudy or rainy. My family and I walk the field trails and the fields have been full of birds such as geese and cranes for viewing. It's beautiful to see and watch the birds.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you want to go to a piece of nature without leaving town this is the perfect place. it is a defunct dairy that the CITIZENS of fairbanks bought as a bird sanctuary. you can spend as much time as you like with daily guided tours.its a great place to relax.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't explore the whole facility but from the viewing area you can see lots of geese, ducks and Sandhill Cranes. Since the latter live near me in the winter, I was interested to see their summer stomping grounds.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Creamer's used to be a dairy farm but is now more of a wildlife sanctuary for migrating Sandhill Cranes. They have huge fields they maintain and prepare for when the Cranes come back to Fairbanks. There are other water fowl in a couple small ponds. There is the Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival held toward the end of August and... More 

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Thank luvcruzin2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open field for bird watching. Lots of geese. Sandhills cranes flew over. Not very exciting, but then again my husband likes birds more than I do

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place. The noise from the birds makes it so interesting. We saw Sandhill Cranes and Greater White-fronted geese. We walked some of the paths and read the informational signs. The Visitor Center roof was being replaced so it was not open for visitors.

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Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see the sand hill cranes.....so this was our first stop on a Sunday morning.....it was a rainy morning though.....all the birds were nestled down in cover.....we came back after the weather cleared up that afternoon and were greeted with many more birds......we came on Sunday 7/31. got some OK pictures of the sand hills - they were... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to go with family on a nice day for a nature walk. Great setting and really enjoyable trails.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This field is on College Rd right next to the Fish & Game offices and next to the Wedgewood Resort. There is a parking area right off from College Rd. There is a "visitor's center" and there are trails through the preserve. Mornings and evenings are the best time to see the birds. There a many types of water fowl... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extended stay of 15 nights last August in Fairbanks, our base for visiting Dalton Hwy and Kaktovik. Our stay was longer than normal as we were waiting for 3 things to happen: northern lights, fall colors in Brooks Range, and the return of polar bears. In addition to seeing all 3 as planned, we enjoyed our stay... More 

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