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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #16 of 36 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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Oak Ridge, Tn
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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
83 helpful votes 83 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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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

both of these activities can be accomplished in one tour. It was interesting to see how they mined for gold in this area.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After having heard and read about the pipeline in the past, it was pretty neat the see a portion of it near Fairbanks. Also to think about the engineering and operation of such an important economic activity for Alaska and United States. A little reading about the pipeline before seeing it makes a big difference in appreciating it fully.

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New Hope, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tho I ve heard lots of talk about the Pipeline, its athe real deal to see it up close to truly understand its nature.

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