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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Address: Fairbanks, AK
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
Ranked #14 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The pipeline is a quick stop right off the highway. In addition to the pipeline there are several informational displays.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I visited the pipeline center for the first time in1995. Every time I go to Fairbanks I stop by. It is so amazing to see. I appreciate all the information available at the center and return with different friends to educate them about the pipeline.

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Willow, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Was a very nice stopping point. Interesting view and history of the Trans Alaska Pipeline running from Prudhoe Bay 800 miles south to Valdez Terminal. Well groomed and pleasant stopping place.

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Oak Ridge, Tn
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35 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was the furthest north I traveled with my rental car, and I am really glad I came here. Besides getting a close-up, hands-on opportunity to see and experience the actual pipeline, multiple information boards explain the purpose of the "pigs" that are on display. The parking lot is paved and a paved and concrete sidewalk takes you to the... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The pipeline can be viewed close up here and is quite interesting. It is a quick stop and gives you a lot of info. It is truly an amazing site. You should stop to see this important part of Alaska history and economy, after all you are already there and it is a 30 minute stop. Easy to find and... More

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Santa Monica, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very interesting exhibit at the pipeline. Pipeline is very impressive and large - follow it all the way to Prudhoe Bay!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

A real eye-opener, a spectacular feat of engineering. Read the story and marvel at the stats, certainly worth a trip out of Fairbanks to see this if you have the time.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This really isn't a visitor center, its a pipeline access on the side of the road with some informational boards, but it is interesting to see if you can find it. If you try to google it, it will take you somewhere that the pipeline isn't. Check with the visitors center in Fairbanks to figure out where it is. This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This is at the same place as the Dredge 8 panning for gold place so we got to see 2 things here. The exhibit is free, and there are some placards set up to give some basic information about the pipeline. Our guide for the Dredge 8 tour also gave us a short speech about the pipeline. I found this... More

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San Diego, California
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56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When I heard from our guide in our Fairbanks hotel of a 20 minute ride out of town to see the Alaskan Oil Pipeline I was not too excited but then I figured I was there and it could be interesting so we went to see it. As it turns out it was really quite interesting and when you are... More

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