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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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Scenic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
David E
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Clarence, New York
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Clarence, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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