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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #17 of 35 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see when you visit Fairbanks. Its not to far out from Fairbanks. It tells you all about the permafrost

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is a PIpeline viewing area but no vistor center anymore. The pipeline and "pigs" use dto clean the pineline were interesting though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have all heard of the Alaska Pipeline, but how many of us actually know anything about it, e.g., dumb pig and smart pig, what are those fins doing on the pipe, how it is protected during an earthquake. We are not engineers, but we were amazed at how thorough the engineers who designed and built the pipeline were in... More

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Painesville, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

An educational stop close to roadside. You can touch the pipeline & see where it goes underground, many informative boards with pics & story. Display of pipe cleaning process.

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