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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #17 of 34 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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Fullerton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Typical cruise style excursion. Too long in the gift store. Seemed like pushing sales. We got bored.

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Greenville, SC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I presume this is the one on Steese highway on the way up to Chatanika Lodge. The placards are very interesting and well done and it is amazing to see the technical feat up close.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It was a big ol' pipe with some informational signs. We are glad we drove the few miles to see it, just to say we did. But a few minutes there was all we needed.

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UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

An interesting insight into a huge engineering project. Impressive to see the pipeline in real life. It is huge! Easy stop by the road

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Those of us who remember all the hoopla of the Alaskan pipeline will enjoy seeing it. You can learn about how the pipeline works, and see some of the equipment that is used. You can also touch it as it comes out of the earth to go above land. Interesting, but I wouldn't drive too far out of the way... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

An amazing technological accomplishment is explained at this viewing of America's great energy resource. The construction, maintenance and workings of this 800 mile long pipeline are all explained here.

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Chatham, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped and parked at the pipeline before we took a train to the gold dredge. It was very interesting to learn how the pipeline had been built and how it was operated. This was a great stop to learn more of Alaska' s history and culture. Guide was very interesting and delivered his facts with some humour.

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Senior Contributor
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26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was just a few miles out of town. It was very interesting to see the pipeline and how the pigs have changed that clean the inside of the pipe. The displays were informative as well.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Interesting quick stop on the side of the road , Show the pipline above ground and going underground. Example of the "pigs" used to monitor and clean the pipeline. Show the route across the state and the way it was built to withstand earthquakes and deal with permafrost

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Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a neat thing to see. A part of the Alaska pipeline. A big section that one can walk around and see sections out of the ground and where it is buried. Good information there about the pipeline but not too much that if is over bearing. Great stop.

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