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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful Terrain

We enjoyed walking thru the trees and on the snowy paths through the woods, listening to the birds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Redmond, Washington
Aurora Viewing

They say this is the best place in Fairbanks to view the lights. It's an open area near town and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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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 Dairy was once the largest producer in Alaska and is on the historic registry of places. The refuge has miles of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed walking thru the trees and on the snowy paths through the woods, listening to the birds. It would be amazing to see when the Birds are migrating thru there or when the Dog Sleds are using the sled paths. Small museum gives a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank N B
Reviewed 4 days ago

They say this is the best place in Fairbanks to view the lights. It's an open area near town and during the day, at some points of the year, there are lots of birds. While we were there, we saw no birds but beautiful area...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just steps away from the road, you'll feel like you're in the wilderness. The visitor center is full of stuffed specimens; be sure to chat with the biologist who literally wrote (and illustrated) the book on the area's abundant wildlife. It's a very impressive document!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CAJennyRob1
Reviewed 19 January 2019

We happened to be coming through the area during the sandhill crane festival. We had not planned it that way but decided to stop in. Fun for anyone with even a slight interest in birds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peach_412
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Best place for Aurora viewing. We rented a car and sit for few hours and enjoyed the beauty of aurora dancing above you!

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank kawaii40
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Amidst all the snow, we had a lovely time around Creamer's field and bought a little bottlecap magnet from there as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Huezin L
Reviewed 12 December 2018

About the only birds there were sandhill cranes, but there were a lot of them. Interesting interpretive center.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FlyfishingJosie
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The field features a visitor's center as well as many trails. We tried to see the lights there, but it was too cloudy. Hiking around in the snow was fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank terraleep
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The location is amazing! It is to die for. Its a great place to walk around and enjoy nature and the sights. Completely worth the trip. We will be doing this again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank do_the_freddy
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Nice, easy hiking trail near the river. There are wooden boardwalks, so probably not great for mobility-impaired. Good bird viewing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from andrewmuw | Reviewed this property |
Visiting any time in late spring into summer would be best. The refuge is open year round, but I would think not enjoyable in winter
Kathi G
23 March 2018|
Response from Manasi K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about either as I visited in September. But you can get more information from their website.
Jan M
16 February 2018|
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Response from marijkeverhasselt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what's the best time to visit, but I think you can enjoy the place year round. It is just a really nice, green and quiet spot to walk around (several trails).