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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, Fairbanks

4.4
#5 of 6 in Sightseeing in Fairbanks
Scenic Walking Area Wildlife Area
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Fairbanks. Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Fairbanks Edition.
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  • I love this area and only rate it lower this time around to remind people how important timing is. This is not a good place to stop in the middle of summer when the fields are dried up, the birds are ...  more »
  • This place is great for bird lovers. Spectacular views. But the area is full of bugs and mosquitoes so make sure to carry bug repellent. It's an easy walk to the lake  more »
  • We came up from Seattle for Spring Break, and this place was full of niceness and peace. The Habitat was so beautiful with deep snow, and we had a lot of fun there!  more »
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  • It's not huge but the paths are well kept. I've seen moose, beaver, grouse, geese, duck, fox, and more on them. Certainly good for walking, running, and photography. I wouldnt call it a hike though.

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