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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

#10 of 98 things to do in Fairbanks Features Animals
1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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must do for birders

We were staying next door at Wedgewood, so we just walked over to Creamer on the connecting trail... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Richmond, Virginia
Subarctic education

If you are interested in birds, this is the place. Dozens of nesting yellow warblers and tree... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona
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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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“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 July 2016

We were staying next door at Wedgewood, so we just walked over to Creamer on the connecting trail. The trails are well marked and maintained. There are several elevated viewing platforms. You will definitely need bug spray or mosquito netting for the boreal forest trail.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you are interested in birds, this is the place. Dozens of nesting yellow warblers and tree swallows. Numerous sandhill cranes also seen. If you do the boreal forest hike, be prepared of mosquitos. Nothing beats a mosquito head net. The volunteer staff was very...More

Thank Birdwatcher86001
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is an old dairy farm that has been bought by the state for a nature preserve. We took the guided tour and really enjoyed it. After learning about the Creamer family that started it we then went on a hike of the area. Reviewed...More

Thank LargoLou
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a favorite wildlife and bird viewing area on College Rd just off the Johansen Expressway. It is set at a retired, historical creamery, with a beautiful meadow of wild flowers and migrating, feeding birds. Currently cranes are gathering. Other times assorted ducks and...More

Thank moofcdt
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Well preserved open space with several walking trails. If visiting in summer, you will need bug spray. You may meet a moose, but that is very unlikely. The visitor center personnel are very knowledgeable. The history of the creamery may also be of some interest.

Thank billp25
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The information center was closed but the area was well signposted and it was a joy to wander and observe..

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I love this place, in spite of the fact that I have friend who work/ed there. There are many habitats to explore (and mosquitoes to feed (on some days). There are Sandhill Cranes galore to watch and fields to roam, as well as Boardwalks and...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Like a time machine this attraction transports you to another place and time. So much of Alaska seems frozen, in time. (forgive the pun) Im not sure younger children would enjoy the setting but as empty nesters we loved the natural setting and the artifacts...More

Thank Sungirl2591
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a nice place to take a stroll and get close to nature. Dog and kid friendly with nice well maintained trails. If you head to the left after entering, you will walk along wood planks with a couple of viewing areas. Also, if...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We like to walk and it only took 30 minutes from our hotel. The chap at the information desk was so friendly answering all questions with enthusiasm and knowledge. We took the woodland trail into a pristine environment of silent snow except for the dog...More

Thank Marksparks L
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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