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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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Description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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Cool piece of engineering!

Wow, this is something...one don't see everyday. This brief stop out of Fairbanks to Denali was worthwhile. Educational, and insightful. Amazing engineering too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Basically you see where the pipe emerges from the ground and heads overland towards Fairbanks. A few info boards and a "pig" to see. Shouldn't take longer than 10 mins as there is nothing there other than the pipeline. Must see though as smaller than you think!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Wow, this is something...one don't see everyday. This brief stop out of Fairbanks to Denali was worthwhile. Educational, and insightful. Amazing engineering too.

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we were glad to find out about this location as hearing so much about the pipeline one wishes to 'see". this location is easy to drive to and you can walk up and down the length of avaliable pipeline. take photos and read about construction. see the "pig" used to clean the pipeline from buildup. also beautiful wildflowers here. forest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just beyond Fairbanks, pull off the side of the road and spend some time looking over the pipeline and display panels. We learned a lot, saw how the pipeline was designed to work in the terrain (permafrost melts, soil sinks - how do you protect pipes then?) Also enjoyed the quietness and a little brook running through the area. Saw... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stop here to learn more in depth knowledge of the Alaska pipeline. Also nearby are various places to pan for gold etc.

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Porterville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When planning our trip to Alaska this was a must see for us as we remembered as kids hearing so much controversy over this project. It's a very short drive, 10 miles, out of Fairbanks and the visitors center is free. You can take your time but bring an umbrella in case of rain because there is no overhead cover.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was a great place to view the pipeline and learn about it's history! Awesome that you could actually touch it too!

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is kind of interesting place. The scale of the pipeline is amazing, and you can get in to the gold mining place too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The signage gives an excellent overview of some the engineering challenges and adaptations used in this massive undertaking. There is a cutaway view of the pipe that shows the interior structure as well as one of the "cleaning pigs". About 20 minutes will give some insight into what is involved.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's really neat to see up close if you are in the area and have 15-20 minutes to spare it's cool to see. Also a couple exhibits on display and some info

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