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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Sandhill cranes galor!

We happened to be coming through the area during the sandhill crane festival. We had not planned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Great place to watch the northern lights

Best place for Aurora viewing. We rented a car and sit for few hours and enjoyed the beauty of... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
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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 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed January 12, 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
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Reviewed December 17, 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 December 12, 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 November 20, 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 Terralee P
Reviewed October 26, 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 October 18, 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
Thank Traveling_Sandy
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Depending on the time of year, many varieties of birds can easily be seen in this large empty field in which the birds like to graze, which includes a water area where waterbirds can rest and feed for migration.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

we love seeing birds, especially migratory birds. here there were plenty and of various types. very interesting to view their behavior, and eating habits, and they did not fly away.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed September 29, 2018

A great place to take a stroll, see the changing seasons and be in a bit of nature, close to the city. Autumn is best, with the early frosts and clear days.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katie_35893
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July 23, 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
March 23, 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
February 16, 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).