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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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Beautiful and awe inspiring.

Birds birds and more birds! I've never seen so many migratory birds in one place. It's a gorgeous place to just hang out and watch them hang out with you. Don't miss this - spring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tracy C
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Bowmanville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are from Canada, and went to this field hoping to see bald eagles, maybe owls etc. We saw a farmers field full of Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Birds birds and more birds! I've never seen so many migratory birds in one place. It's a gorgeous place to just hang out and watch them hang out with you. Don't miss this - spring through fall only.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to visit on the final day of the Sandhill crane festival when hundreds of birds were in the fields and flying in. Also a lovely place to take an easy walk. Although warned of mosquitos, we were not bothered much. Nice to get off the beaten path of our tour a bit. The hotel recommended a driver... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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