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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have all heard of the Alaska Pipeline, but how many of us actually know anything about it, e.g., dumb pig and smart pig, what are those fins doing on the pipe, how it is protected during an earthquake. We are not engineers, but we were amazed at how thorough the engineers who designed and built the pipeline were in... More

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Painesville, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

An educational stop close to roadside. You can touch the pipeline & see where it goes underground, many informative boards with pics & story. Display of pipe cleaning process.

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springfield vt
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Informational stop. Only takes a few minutes. Good photo opportunity. Close to Dredge 8. Highly recommend. You can't even hear the thousands of barrels of oil go by.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After years of hearing about the pipeline I finally got to see and touch it at the Aleyska Pipline Visitor Center off the Steese Highway in Fairbanks. The visitor center is an open-air exhibit in front of a section of the pipeline. It contains displays that explain the history and engineering that went into its development and operation. Visitors can... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

interesting short history and exhibit. Engineering and maintenance info or pipeline shared by guide was interesting. Not much time needed

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did this tour and a guide explained about the pipeline. Then we hopped the small train and that took us to an old Gold Mine they used during the gold rush.

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Friendswood, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is not much there at the "visitor center". We had to wait in the heat with only the shadow from the above ground section of the pipeline until enough bus loads of visitors had arrived. The talk about the Aleskya Pipeline was very interesting but only took about 10 minutes. Then we walked on to catch the train to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The guide gave good details and information. Has a cut-away with a pipeline pig in it. This is next to the excellent Gold Dredge exhibit.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed the history told about the pipeline, the teacher who told us the details and answered our question was very knowledgable and he seemed to enjoy us. The train was fun the music was enjoyable. The people who helped us pan for gold we very informative and friendly. It gave us a good look at how mining for gold... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Worth the trip to visit this area to learn the history of the pipeline. Reading the information plaques helped to see the big picture. There are other exhibitions on the grounds to see and take pictures.

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