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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Address: Fairbanks, AK
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
72%
Ranked #15 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The pipeline is a quick stop right off the highway. In addition to the pipeline there are several informational displays.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I visited the pipeline center for the first time in1995. Every time I go to Fairbanks I stop by. It is so amazing to see. I appreciate all the information available at the center and return with different friends to educate them about the pipeline.

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Willow, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Was a very nice stopping point. Interesting view and history of the Trans Alaska Pipeline running from Prudhoe Bay 800 miles south to Valdez Terminal. Well groomed and pleasant stopping place.

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Oak Ridge, Tn
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220 reviews 220 reviews
36 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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