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Address: 212 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number:
+1 800-528-4916
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The wildlife sanctuary draws a crowd - a crowd of song and shore birds,...

The wildlife sanctuary draws a crowd - a crowd of song and shore birds, moose and waterfowl. Featuring easy walking nature trails that lead to Wander Lake and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Off the trailhead of the sanctuary is the Taiga Center that features free Alaskan movies for resort guests during the summer on the 14 foot big screen. Visit the trailhead kiosk outside the Taiga Center for trail maps and Bird Checklist.

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A Brisk and Lovely Walk

My boyfriend and I ventured to the wildlife sanctuary the last time visited him in October. It was pretty cold and the ground had a bit of frost on it but we enjoyed the walk and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tayl0rjack
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West Richland
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West Richland
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I ventured to the wildlife sanctuary the last time visited him in October. It was pretty cold and the ground had a bit of frost on it but we enjoyed the walk and the view when you get to the water is very beautiful. Definitely a nice small activity to do with friends!

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took a great walk around this little lake one warm September afternoon. Beautiful and well-kept. lots of birds and wildlife.

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Thank Travelersrus2
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A well maintained and quiet walk. Connected loops allow a walk of any desired length up to 2 miles or more. A wonderful experience for young old and families. Wheel chair friendly.

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Beautiful and hard to believe you are so close to the resort. We stayed at the Wedgewood Bear Lodge as part of our Princess Land Tour and really recommend it!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Within the Fairbanks City Limits as part of the Wedgewood Resort, this wildlife sanctuary is serene and quiet. It features several birds out around a large pond. We spent about an hour leisurely walking around.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have stayed at Wedgewood apartments several times and always enjoy going back behind on the gravel trail to view the birds on the pond. The trail is lined with white bark birch trees and is a very nice walk. The pond has a great trail around it with several places to sit and take in the scenery. There is... More 

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Freeland, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A few geese, a few ducks, a few Sand hill cranes and an occasional moose does not make a wildlife sanctuary. This was my second time here, once 4 weeks ago. Disappointing to me is it is advertised as a Wildlife Sanctuary. Really this is a park for people. I am not against parks for people's and dogs but don't... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We walked a portion of the trail around the lake, but we saw very little wildlife…except for mosquitos, that is. Make sure to bring the DEET if you intend to walk the entire path

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Thank Bill O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Walked all the trails around the area and it was absolutely stunning. Beautiful for people who love the outdoors!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The sanctuary was covered with snow when I went so I didn't get to see any wildlife and flowers and the pond was frozen. The walk was fun and enjoyable though. It's in town and free to go. Would definitely recommend, snow or no snow.

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