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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Address: 1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
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+1 907-452-5162
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Hiked, skied, made ornaments

We heard that we could ski here with our dog so we headed there as our second stop in Fairbanks so we could exercise the dog after a long road trip. We hiked in the evening... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard that we could ski here with our dog so we headed there as our second stop in Fairbanks so we could exercise the dog after a long road trip. We hiked in the evening through the woods, a beautiful trail winding through the forest. We came back the next day, we skied (fresh snow so trails were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We enjoyed many walks in the woods done easily along raised boardwalks and nice clean pathways...nice elevated viewpoints throughout and benches here and there. We were lucky enough to see a moose while walking there...we turned around and gave her her space! Several different "biome" walks. lovely Boreal forest

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Lake Forest, California
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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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