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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: +1 907-452-5162
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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the...

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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Wonderful walking trails, including in winter across frozen ponds.

The two of us had perfect weather with a couple inches of snow and frozen ponds to explore the woods and fields of this vast beautiful area near the center of Fairbanks. Enjoyed a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us had perfect weather with a couple inches of snow and frozen ponds to explore the woods and fields of this vast beautiful area near the center of Fairbanks. Enjoyed a few birds even in winter. The visitor center (open only on Saturdays off season) told us about how thousands of sandhill cranes gather here at the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Open field where you can see thousands of different migratory birds. If you're into bird watching this would be a must.

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Take in a great walk and enjoy nature. There are many sandhill cranes as well as other birds. There are observation towers and boardwalks to get a really good view.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wish we would have had more time to walk the trails but the birds were migrating and we enjoyed watching them.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is awesome for anyone looking to have fun outdoors and on a budget. There are miles of walking trails that lead you back into the birch forest, which feels you are walking through an enchanted forest almost. There is plenty of wildlife to see, we even saw a moose as we were walking!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had thought this would be like Tillamok Cheese Factory in Oregon where you could watch production and even have an ice-cream or milkshake. My mistake. This creamery seemed to concentrate more on the Migratory aspect of the business. Nice photo album of the beginning of the Creamery in the little house, but that is about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We arrived in Fairbanks on September 16, 2016 and the visitor center was closed. Canadian Geese were in the field, then some other birds started to arrive. We decided to walk the boardwalk trail, but we caught up to two families with a total of 5 kids. Noisy wouldn't begin to describe it. We were able to see a two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped to see the fields of all types of migrating birds. We didn't make it to the Creamery. It was a wonderful site to see how many types of birds were present & they all got along.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The people at the creamery were helpful and explained to us how the Cranes were coming here during their migration. They were landing there and resting, in big groups while we were there. It was fun to see.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My daughter, grandson and myself came to get some fresh air. Between it being mid-September and having a three year old with us, we didn't do much bird watching. But we did do a very nice hike. We did the Boreal Forest Trail. This is almost 100% boardwalks. Very well maintained. I've never seen so many Birch trees in one... More 

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