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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Seeing the Sandhill Cranes was great!

About the only birds there were sandhill cranes, but there were a lot of them. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
You Can Look for the Lights here in Town

The field features a visitor's center as well as many trails. We tried to see the lights there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 Dairy was once the largest producer in Alaska and is on the historic registry of places. The refuge has miles of...more
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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 2 days ago

About the only birds there were sandhill cranes, but there were a lot of them. Interesting interpretive center.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The field features a visitor's center as well as many trails. We tried to see the lights there, but it was too cloudy. Hiking around in the snow was fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terralee P
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The location is amazing! It is to die for. Its a great place to walk around and enjoy nature and the sights. Completely worth the trip. We will be doing this again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank do_the_freddy
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Nice, easy hiking trail near the river. There are wooden boardwalks, so probably not great for mobility-impaired. Good bird viewing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveling_Sandy
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Depending on the time of year, many varieties of birds can easily be seen in this large empty field in which the birds like to graze, which includes a water area where waterbirds can rest and feed for migration.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank orangysfriend
Reviewed 6 October 2018

we love seeing birds, especially migratory birds. here there were plenty and of various types. very interesting to view their behavior, and eating habits, and they did not fly away.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A great place to take a stroll, see the changing seasons and be in a bit of nature, close to the city. Autumn is best, with the early frosts and clear days.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katie E
Reviewed 29 September 2018

If you are the least bit interested in birds this is the place for you. We joined a very interesting and informative bird walk. The leader was very patient pointing out the various birds I was not familiar with. Nice little bookstore. Been here before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shirleymWV
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lots of Canada geese here. Cool to see so many before they headed south for winter. Nice place to stop by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We camped at the Fairbanks State Fairgrounds which is about a 1/2 mile away and just stumbled onto this sweet refuge. Sandhill Cranes were arriving in droves to begin their southward migration. We missed the Crane Festival by 10 days... I wished we could have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LuciLu51
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24 July 2018|
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Response from andrewmuw | Reviewed this property |
Visiting any time in late spring into summer would be best. The refuge is open year round, but I would think not enjoyable in winter
Kathi G
24 March 2018|
Response from Manasi K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about either as I visited in September. But you can get more information from their website.
Jan M
17 February 2018|
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Response from marijkeverhasselt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what's the best time to visit, but I think you can enjoy the place year round. It is just a really nice, green and quiet spot to walk around (several trails).