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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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The best day in Fairbanks

This is my number one recommendation as the place to spend a day in Fairbanks. I visited in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Francisco, California
Nice sunny afternoon activity

The cranes just left when we were there, but we had a nice sunny afternoon walk on the trails in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aarschot, Belgium
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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 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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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boreal forest” (29 reviews)
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1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my number one recommendation as the place to spend a day in Fairbanks. I visited in the summer, but I am certain each season at Creamers Field brings its own magic. I love the history of the place, and the active learning opportunities,...More

Thank elleCA
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cranes just left when we were there, but we had a nice sunny afternoon walk on the trails in the refuge. Lots of information inside and we met a lovely volunteer from the Netherlands :)

Thank marijkeverhasselt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy driving by to see the cranes as well as the geese and ducks. Hopefully we can take the nature trail through the area on our next trip to Fairbanks.

Thank love2go2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This former dairy is a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, especially if you visit when the different species of migratory birds are stopping here on their way north or south. Be sure to wear decent hiking boots on the trails. But if you don't want to walk...More

Thank ungaknunap
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped to take an hour's walk but it was lovely through a birch forest that is collapsing, (good signage to explain why), and along a wetland. The only migratory birds in the area still were sandhill cranes and Canadian geese.

1  Thank Birgit G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours at the refuge prior to the onset of the land portion of our trip with Princess Cruises. We allow an extra day as a safety factor if delays in travel occurred. The refuge was included on a list provided by the...More

Thank wegoustay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the paths through the fields and forest areas. IT was a very easy walk and was such a nice walk! The Sand Hill Cranes and Canadian Geese were all over! Great place for families.

Thank llklinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a large group, 14, looking for a place to picnic. They have some benches and tables that worked for us. The sandhill cranes were impressive. They migrate so aren't here all year. It's a good stop for bird lovers.

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed in this place. I think this was a stop on the scheduled tour just to waste time. I would not go there.

Thank Jimmers8221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot to take a walk or hike or just sit and birdwatch or picnic. Beautiful open spaces to enjoy

Thank Monique D
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Rebecca M
2 July 2016|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
There are busses that go around Fairbanks. I don't remember the color of the bus (think it may be the blue line) but if you ask around, folks are very kind and willing to help. If you go to the Morris Thompson Cultural... More
23 May 2015|
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Response from Dorothy M | Reviewed this property |
It looks like others got to you before me. I'm having to deal with an emergency. Donation is nice! I thought there may have been a fee to go through the buildings. Not many traveling through already. But THEY'LL BE BACK... More