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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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Beautiful Drive

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Highland, California
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Highland, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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167 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 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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College Station, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Steese Highway is a lovely and easy drive to see wildlife and a beautiful winter wonderland. The road is well maintained for at least the first 25 miles north of Fairbanks and the winter scenes were amazing.

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Sioux Falls
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Seeing the Trans Alaska Pipeline Suystem (TAPS), reading concise presentation on construction and operation, viewing a retired pig and current model was supported by the informational signage. Thank you for having this opportunity for Lower 48ers.

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