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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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This is not a normal visitors center. However, we learned a lot. There are many signs with explanations of how the pipeline was constructed. You really don't need more than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is not a normal visitors center. However, we learned a lot. There are many signs with explanations of how the pipeline was constructed. You really don't need more than twenty minutes there. You are able to touch and get up close to the pipeline. Don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You actually get to walk right up to the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Very impressive feat of engineering to think it crosses the entire length of Alaska from north to south. Some interesting displays of "pigs" (large "plugs" that run though the pipeline to clean it out) and a few billboards with additional information.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very informative about an important era in Alaska. Facts but entertaining in a way your interested. I think everyone should go and learn not just tourists.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There use to be a visitor center. It is still a good place to see the pipeline. Especially, because you can see where the pipeline goes underground and above the ground. There are also some display boards showing and describing the pipeline. It is very interesting.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very informative talk regarding the pipeline. Nice train ride to see how gold was dredged and fun panning for real gold. wife and I were able to keep our $25 worth of gold we panned.

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Simi Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

On a land and sea tour and stopped to walk around the pipeline. It was a fun stop I enjoyed walking around and reading the informational signs.

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East Maitland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Interesting stop on our way to Gold Dredge 8. Informative talk. No opportunity to sit lasted 20 minutes or so.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved the talk by Tim that summarized the construction of the pipeline, impact to the area and the impact to the USA.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The pipeline is so much a part of the Alaskan experience, for visitors and for the local residents. Its history and the engineering used to not only build and maintain it, but make it resistant to the extreme temperatures and shifting earth are fascinating.

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Kamloops
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Was a very informative stop. The person telling us about the pipeline was very knowledgeable and answered questions. It is a must and a way of understanding the North

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

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