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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
Description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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if you have travelled or are planning to travel the Dalton Highway , don't bother to visit. as you will see Miles and Miles of Pipeline along the way. Else , make a stop at this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ludhiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

if you have travelled or are planning to travel the Dalton Highway , don't bother to visit. as you will see Miles and Miles of Pipeline along the way. Else , make a stop at this place which is about 15 miles from the city Centre. It is a specially dedicated space for tourists to see the Pipeline with minimal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just the only place I went in Alaska that doesn't have a gift shop. That alone makes it worthwhile. It's a quick stop at the pipeline with some informative storyboards.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The visitors pull out areas for the Trans Alyeska Pipeline System (TAPS) that goes from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez is not to be missed, especially by engineers. Their website http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/TAPS/PipelineFacts helps explain what we see. The stop north of Fairbanks is both an above ground section that changes to below ground section of the pipeline. There are fins on top... More 

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Informative and impressive history made here with the ability to go right up to the pipeline. My only complaint? Much credit was given on a plaque to the welders, but the pipefitters were completely left out of the equation. Seems like a more equitable praise or recognition could have been given.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a quick stop but it allows you to see and touch the pipeline as well as giving you an overview of the inner workings and tools. Worth a quick visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came here to learn about the pipeline and dredge for Gold at Dredge 8. The talk about the pipeline was very informative and the gentleman giving it seemed to really know his stuff. There were also informative boards on local animals and a place to take pictures of the actual pipe. We then went on the train in order... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is just a show and tell about the pipeline and how it's protected by heating posts from the cold - we hope so. It's the starting point for the short train ride to Gold Dredge #8 and a good lunch as a part of that tour.

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was interesting stand under the Alaskan pipeline and view it snaking through the wilderness. It is a part of our economic history.

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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our Visit to the Alyeska Pipeline was not at a visitors center per se. On our tour, "Gold Dredge and Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise", booked thru Princess, we were taken first to a place on the Steese Highway in Fairbanks, where the pipeline is above ground, and given a talk about its history and operation. We were able to see a... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great explanation of how it all comes together and how they keep the pipes from warming up the ground too much. See the center and the pipeline doesn't take too long. Stop at one of the local places to eat some local fare.

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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks

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