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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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Be prepared to walk!

Wear comfy shoes! This is a beautiful, easy hike... and the history is interesting. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Candy H
Denver, Colorado
Enjoyed speaking with the docent there.

The man, who is also an artist, from the Park Service, was very interesting to speak with. He gave... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
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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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“bird watching” (15 reviews)
“canada geese” (12 reviews)
“dairy farm” (10 reviews)
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1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wear comfy shoes! This is a beautiful, easy hike... and the history is interesting. Lots of permafrost forest to see, and depending on the year, some birds, a few birds, or a lot of birds! It is a nice little walk though, and you won't...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The man, who is also an artist, from the Park Service, was very interesting to speak with. He gave us lots of information about the Boreal Forest, the various birds which are still visiting in winter. He has great sketches he's done and is willing...More

Thank Pengirl1
Reviewed 13 October 2017

When I think about our day in Fairbanks, the refuge is right at the top of my favorites. We only had an hour, so we chose to walk the Boreal Forest Trail. It was so incredibly peaceful, with lots of yellow from the willow and...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The backdrop of the old Creamer's field barns are spectacular for the many varieties of water foul that migrate there every year. I personally have gotten some excellent photos of birds in flight. A great place to just come out and sit and relax and...More

Thank theresamT4410XN
Reviewed 4 October 2017

When I lived here this was our go to place. We could see the migrating birds and explore the many trails. The down fall to Alaska is the state bird (the misquote) if it is in the summer time stop off at an out door...More

Thank williamcF5930WR
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I found this Park good for a quick trekking. There were a few birds, I expected to see more at this place.

Thank FernandoPersuhn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We missed all the birds by a few weeks, but the visitor center was very informative. Lots of stuffed birds and some great info on their different migrations.

Thank magicwebsolutions
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We walked the trail amidst Aspen trees. It was a good cold walk. Did not see any birds as but forestry was good for photos.

Thank boogiesoles8
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, this is a must see in Fairbanks! Go in and talk to the staff, they are so helpful!!

Thank Maddi A
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I travel regularly to Fairbanks for work, and I always make it a point to get out to Creamer's Field for a walk/hike at least once during my stay. There are excellent trails throughout the property that provide opportunities to view varied wildlife - from...More

Thank NomeMan
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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