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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

#39 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 800-528-4916
Review Highlights
Timing is VERY important.

I love this area and only rate it lower this time around to remind people how important timing is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
robert s
Fairbanks, Alaska
Good but lots of bugs and mosquitoes

This place is great for bird lovers. Spectacular views. But the area is full of bugs and mosquitoes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“bear lodge” (4 reviews)
“large pond” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 800-528-4916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this area and only rate it lower this time around to remind people how important timing is. This is not a good place to stop in the middle of summer when the fields are dried up, the birds are mostly gone, and the...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for bird lovers. Spectacular views. But the area is full of bugs and mosquitoes so make sure to carry bug repellent. It's an easy walk to the lake

Thank Amazing29
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came up from Seattle for Spring Break, and this place was full of niceness and peace. The Habitat was so beautiful with deep snow, and we had a lot of fun there!

1  Thank KirklandTom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Beautiful natural preserve. A good place to go walking and enjoy the scenery. City stresses melt away as you wander around in nature.

Thank C L
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful trails located adjacent to Wedgewood Resort and the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. I would recommend checking out both.

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank tayl0rjack
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.

Thank Travelersrus2
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.

1  Thank fbxjohnson
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!

Thank Rosemary L
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.

Thank pec95
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