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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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Had to see pipeline

Good display and access to pipeline. You can touch it and see how well it is made- working after 36 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good display and access to pipeline. You can touch it and see how well it is made- working after 36 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was the nicest place on the property., The outside by the Pipe Line is a great place to take pictures also a few different displays near by. The Gas Pipe Line worth the stop. We took many pictures. I would recommend this Land Mark even if you aren't a progress buff. So much history in one spot.

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see the pipeline. Nice panels that explain how it was built. Interesting "pig" that cleans the pipeline. Fun to reach up and touch it. Nice scenic drive out to the pipeline.

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's not a visitor center per see, it is just a stop off the highway. However it has signs there that give a wealth of information about start trials and the builders.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There was no visitors' center, but a guide was there to give a short commentary on the history of the pipeline. To see the magnitude of it was worth the excursion.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So how exciting can an oil pipeline be? Surprisingly interesting. Quite an opportunity to see and feel the famous{infamous} thens Alaska oil pipeline up close and personal along with several displays of items that make it possible. Besides, how can you possibly be in Fairbanks and NOT want to see this icon? Go ahead, you know you want to and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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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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