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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

#9 of 97 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Fairy enchanted forest walk but DO NOT forget bug spray

A photographers dream for rustic buildings, landscapes, and birds (if you catch them). This is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lucia C
Fairbanks, Alaska
A lovely walk, but not many birds.

We enjoyed a lovely walk in this serene environment, but there weren't many birds when we were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elk River, Minnesota
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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boreal forest” (29 reviews)
“bird watching” (17 reviews)
“canada geese” (11 reviews)
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1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A photographers dream for rustic buildings, landscapes, and birds (if you catch them). This is a nature preserve around former dairy farm. Includes a little visitors center staffed with enthusiastic volunteers that will keep up with your kids' questions. They have well marked, safe trails,...More

Thank Lucia C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely walk in this serene environment, but there weren't many birds when we were there. We took the long loop through the forest but had to turn back when we were almost out because the boardwalk was under water. It would have...More

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit. Can't share my Bird photos. They are in my SLR camera disk. But there are lots of birds to see. And great hiking paths. We were there when they had an artist exhibit and they gave several artists...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the trails are easy to walk and there are many places to see and take photos of birds. We like to come here and spend a few hours walking around and taking pictures.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visitor center, trails and a pond. Lots of birds around when I was there. Great place to take young kids.

Thank joshua b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This refuge has many cool paths through the forest and wetland. They are clear paths and a lot of them are on raised wooden walkways. There are many informational signs on the flora and fauna of Alaska. It is an easy walk but still a...More

Thank rowan816
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here and explored this amenity that is valuable for the community. A biologist spoke to us about the site and which birds we might see.

Thank Bob704
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for level walking. However, the end of May must not be a good time for birds. We saw a few ducks and not much else.

Thank charliesthomasjr
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent wildlife refuge, beautiful facility and trails. Guide in the visitors center was also very helpful and knowledgeable. The Sandhill Cranes were there when we visited and were amazing. Lovely morning!

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Creamer's field was only partially open when we visited. They still had some great trails and beautiful views of local wildlife.

Thank Joanna H
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Rebecca M
How would I get there if I am at a hotel with no car. Is there a shuttle?
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
Is there a cost to enjoy this refuge?
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