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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Activities: Driving
Description: Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road...
Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options.
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Nice views/pleasant drive

Stopped along the highway to view the Alaska pipeline - very memorable. Drove up to Nome Creek to pan for gold - very busy on Memorial Day. Nope, did not find any gold there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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North Pole, Alaska
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185 reviews 185 reviews
77 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Like most highways within the state of Alaska, there are a lot of things to see- like wildlife. Also, depending where you are it's not so awesome.

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NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped along the highway to view the Alaska pipeline - very memorable. Drove up to Nome Creek to pan for gold - very busy on Memorial Day. Nope, did not find any gold there, but the rental vehicle got plenty dusty!

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Highland, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful drive. We loved it. Saw a moose!! Gorgeous mountains and rivers. Good road. Hike Angel rocks. Don't miss this drive!

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

long and winding the Alaska pipeline stop is right there. Better driven during the day, the night can be tough.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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561 reviews 561 reviews
169 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We drove out the Steese Highway to view the northern lights. It was perfect. We stopped at Cleary Summit. The northern lights were mesmerizing. Just beautiful. Something everyone should try to see once in their lives!!

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Clarence, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We drove about 20 miles of this North and South of Fairbanks. On the way to a lodge to stay at. Nice scenic views along the way as well as the Alsaka pipeline to see at roadside station. I think there was a gold dredge there (but of no use in the winter).

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Worth the time to drive there from Fairbanks (5-10 minutes). Walked under the pipeline, viewed the pipeline dowgs on display and read the signs. The scenery is great, there's a tourist shop across the street. The pull-off is near the area where Rt 2 reduces from 4 to 2 lanes North of Fairbanks.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Ever been to the artic circle? Most haven't. It's a long drive but you'll get there. Scenic drive. Make the day of it. Bring your camera and plans on driving all day. Have you been to the artic circle? I have. How cool is that?

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A bit sketchy during deep winter, but beautiful. Did not see any wildlife, but others apparently have.

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Palos Verdes, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice roadway... completely useable even with lots of snow around the area... Roadway was quite clear and useable even in mid-December!

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Address: Address: Fairbanks, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks

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