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Steese Highway

Address: Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #9 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: 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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Willow, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Scenery, traveling thru historic gold mining country, mountain passes include Cleary Summit, 12 mile Summit and Eagle Summit each unique in own separate way. The observations points are well worth stopping at. Awe inspiring views. The tailing piles from early 1900's until present time.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Drive up 80 mile to the artic circle. No gas stations no anything but mountains. We listened to am radio and stopped at the gold panning locations until we were inside the artic circle. Cool. Beautiful.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After finding few options of things we wanted to do in Fairbanks, the host at our lodge suggested we take a drive up the Steese Highway. We did for about an hour and found very little variation in the scenery. It wasn't unpleasant, just nothing special.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We love driving the steese highway and drive it all the time. Our favorite fishing spots are located off the steese. We've seen a few moose both driving and fishing. They're are lots of wild blueberry bushes along the road. Its gorgeous in the fall with the leaves changing and fall colors.

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Walhalla, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We drove 82 miles out the Steese Hwy and loved the views from this road. Just before we turned around we saw some crows down by the river and stopped to see what had their attention. My husband got a beautiful picture of a wolf that the crows were alerting to.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the landscapes and scenery along this drive. It was pouring down rain which hindered our sightseeing. Beautiful area.

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Kabul
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A long road, on ice through beautiful country side! Well placed and visible markers (IF you need them) Beautiful scenery - away from everyone :) Just be aware - as all reviews and information on this road - the road is for the truckers - give them their space.

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Victorville, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's a small highway 1 lane sometimes 2. People go quite fast so just be aware of others pulling out of their driveways or turning off the road. Nice scenery along the way. Oh look a Moose!

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Los Angeles, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
52 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great highway as highways go. One of the main routes in and out of town. There is also an old Steese highway which was used before this bigger one was built.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We traveled this road several times during our stay. Beautiful mountains and great places to pull off and view the Northern Lights.

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