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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 9077731222
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Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which...

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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Glad we rented a car and have been able to get out and about. GPS not a whole lot of good but haven't been able to find a map - just seeing the same thing twice sometimes (ie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tasmandevil
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Virginia
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Virginia
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358 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we rented a car and have been able to get out and about. GPS not a whole lot of good but haven't been able to find a map - just seeing the same thing twice sometimes (ie - lots of u-turns!)

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Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India
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112 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Well paved roads with all weather mettle.Traffic is mild may be because of October month.But becareful when ice forms on the road as it will be very slippery and slides like a feather.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

nothing special ,for scenic views there are 2 other highways from fairbanks down south ,nothing you have to see ,i dont understand why they call it atraction

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Bangkok
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We went there on the snowing seasons, the road side filled with snow, mountain pained with snow, clear sky which blue are truly brigh blue. Couldn't ask for more on the ride. Best scenery ever.

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Fairbanks, AK
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is officially Alaska Route 6, but if you ask someone who lives here, they will probably not know that name. Alaskan roads are usually known by names. This one is called The Steese. It connects with the Richardson (to Delta Junction and the Alaska Highway) on the south at Fairbanks. Going north, one comes to Fox where there are... More 

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Cambria, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I had not expected to find such good roads and highways here in Fairbanks. However, even with the weather extremes, the roads are well kept up and maintained. No potholes, good pavement, signage well done and easy to read. You need to be aware that there is an Old Steese Highway, as well as the Steese Highway which leads out... More 

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Eureka.Ca
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is one of the primary roads in Fairbanks. We have driven in both in winter and in summer. It is well maintained year round and you never know what you will see in your travels!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I don't know why this is listed as an attraction. It's a road. It takes you from one place to another. It's not an attraction. And it's not very scenic. You will see the same stuff on any other road in the area.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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126 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had read reviews that this was not a real impressive drive and I have to agree. Lots of the same stuff you see everywhere. I guess I am not a fan of that area of Alaska.

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Pearl River
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice scenic drive. Road conditions were rough in places but if you took your time there was some great scenery. A pleasant way to spend a day.

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