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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

#10 of 98 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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A highlight of my life!

When I put Creamer's on the list of things to do while we were on vacation in Fairbanks, I did so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea C
Sandhill cranes

We saw over a hundred sandhill cranes and apparently many more are to come in August. I heard they... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 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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1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I put Creamer's on the list of things to do while we were on vacation in Fairbanks, I did so simply because hubby and I both love being outside, walking in the woods, and the trail map for Creamer's looked interesting. It wasn't until...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw over a hundred sandhill cranes and apparently many more are to come in August. I heard they have a festival at the end o August. We enjoyed walking the trails but were there too early in the day to go on a guided...More

1  Thank MassachusettsMona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We realized that there probably would not be a lot of birds here this time of year but I guess we expected some information, etc. about the migration. The young lady in the office was EXTREMELY RUDE and basically told us she did not know...More

1  Thank sunni014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a quick drive by stop to bird watch, saw a ton of geese, though this was a quickly I enjoyed potters marsh sanctuary better for birding.

1  Thank maeganpta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Creamer's Field and I really enjoy the easy paths and beautiful scenery. Even on a wet day, the trees give cover (raincoat needed, though) and the setting is unique and easy place to visit. Free to all. A great way to...More

Thank shm74zoom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

July is not best month for birds and the tour guide did not appear, but interesting 3 hours seeking nature.

Thank TravelOgg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living near, I walk these fields often. The boardwalk is a wonderful place to go no matter what age. Wildlife viewing is outstanding and during the migration months, thousands of birds can be viewed. Make sure and stop by the farmhouse, where there are activities...More

Thank Dana E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

maybe we just came at the wrong time.... trails were excellent but only saw some ducks and LOTS of mosquitoes parking was easy and trail maps excellent.

1  Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we were not there at prime birding time (very overcast, cool, between breeding/migrating times, and late morning), but could see that this is a fabulous birding opportunity! Lots of easy trails thru various habitats, interesting center with friendly staff, and several elevated viewing platforms....More

Thank pattyf42
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Migratory birds come and go from this field in April/May and then again in Sept. There are lovely hiking trails throughout the refuge. If there has been a lot of rain, sometimes the areas with boardwalks are flooded. Dogs MUST BE ON A LEASH and...More

1  Thank Marilyn M
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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
24 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