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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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$200*
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

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Not quite a "center" but with good information

This "center" is actually just a parking lot off of a highway with an education sign and some displays, however, it is worth the stop to see the pipeline. There are two examples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Teaspoon42
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

ok. i think it's a stretch to call this a visitor center… however it is informative, self guided and i did learn a bit from reading the information. to stand there next to the pipe line - this thing that i've heard so much negative and positive commentary about - really puts it in perspective and makes it real. being... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This "center" is actually just a parking lot off of a highway with an education sign and some displays, however, it is worth the stop to see the pipeline. There are two examples of "pigs" used to clean the pipeline and photo opportunities. It is free and fast, so a must see when visiting Fairbanks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm not sure why they call it a visitors center, unless there is more to it in the summer. You can walk up to the pipeline and read about it on a panel. There's a cross section of the pipe. It's interesting and educational. I might not bother driving out from town just for it. Stop by if driving by... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I am always visiting the pipeline visitor center because we usually have guests in town. I love taking them here and they love to see it.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Short stop as a pull off along the highway. Very worth it! Super easy to see the pipeline and get some very interesting construction info.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just a stop off the road...very easy to find. I was actually astonished how easy it is to go right up to it...I don't know if I was expecting guards or fences or what! But it is very interesting and a great place to pull over and read the signs giving the background of the pipeline. My kids kept rolling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a turnoff on Steese Highway that lets you walk right up to the Alyeska Pipeline. Definitely worth the 5-10 minutes to read the signs and have a look at the pipeline. The exact coordinates (from looking at Google and Bing Maps) are 64.929218, -147.629612.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very informative. It was also great to go the viewing station near Fairbanks. I was surprised at the size of the pipe. Very large.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is only a stop on the side of the road where you can walk around a part of the oil pipeline that is above the ground there. A few displays and a couple of information boards and that's about it.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Alaskan Pipeline is an amazing structure and display of engineering ingenuity. We had seen a model of the structure at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, but the real thing was very different than I had imagined. The information at the stop is educational and interesting and I liked that we could walk right up to the... More 

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