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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 9077731222
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Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which...

Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options.

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Scenic Drive!

Drove to Chena Hot Springs. Lots of places to pull off and enjoy scenery but we didn't see any wildlife. We were disappointed in that but still enjoyed the drive!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
B M
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Lakeville, Ohio
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Lakeville, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove to Chena Hot Springs. Lots of places to pull off and enjoy scenery but we didn't see any wildlife. We were disappointed in that but still enjoyed the drive!

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New Delhi, India
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112 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A part of this highway after Fairbanks is metalled and in good shape. We drove for over one hour, and saw Alaskan oil pipe line, and the scenic beauty. It has a different feel about it, and I would recommend it for a short trip at least.

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SPRING CITY
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the ride and beautiful scenery. Take your time and take photos. Great scenery for background of your photos

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Tucson, Arizona
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456 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove this highway for 15-20 miles north of Fairbanks to reach other attractions. The scenery is mainly rolling, forested hills but maybe it gets more impressive if you go farther north. The pavement was heaved in some places from the winter frost. If you drive this way, it's worth a stop at the educational wayside for the Alyeska Pipeline,... More 

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way to Chena Hot Springs. Saw a large bull moose and a mama and baby moose. The river was flooding and was going over the road at one point. About the first 20 miles is rough. Lots of frost heaves! Drove through the camp grounds for viewing and walking.

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Sammamish, Washington
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road is kept in pretty good shape considering the harsh winters and it does to them. We saw moose while driving on this road and some very beautiful scenery.

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Similar to other roads around FB the Steese is a major road for getting out of town. It is both functional and scenic once you leave the city limits.

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Freeland, Michigan
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257 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We did this drive on sunday morning early 5 am as to see as many animals as possible. 1/2 mile from town we saw our 1st moose for 30 seconds, and on our drive back 5 miles from town we saw our 2nd moose for 3 seconds as it was running away. The entire ride is perfect for animal viewing... More 

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Rocklin, California
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44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Many miles of open land covered in trees. Did not see any animals and there was little traffic. A nice drive in good weather.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Finally saw my first moose along the highway. There are a lot of good stops along the way, and the road is well maintained.

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