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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.

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Simple, Yet Interesting

Not much more than a roadside stop, this (surprisingly accessible) stretch of the pipleline is right off the Steese Highway. There you see the actual lifeblood of Alaska's oil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wolf M
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San Diego, California
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not really a "center" - there is no building. It's basically a parking area next to the pipeline with some educational displays. You can walk right up to the pipeline and really get a sense of how large it is. Interesting to learn how it was built and how it travels both underground and above ground on shock... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Fairbanks, I wanted to see the pipeline and so I accomplished that. It is an amazing engineering feat. I thought a visitor center would have a little more information. The visitor center is basically the pipeline with some outdoor signage explaining some pipeline facts.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much more than a roadside stop, this (surprisingly accessible) stretch of the pipleline is right off the Steese Highway. There you see the actual lifeblood of Alaska's oil industry where millions of dollars worth of crude flow through each minute. In addition, there are a few examples of the "pigs" - devices used to keep the pipeline clear, and... More 

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Thank Wolf M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to get the low down on how this still effects the US and Alaskan economy. It doesn't provide near as much oil as it did in the eighty's. It still provides money to each resident of Alaska each year from the enterprise fund. It paid for itself in 18 months!!!

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Thank Brian B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For everyone who is interested in the history of Alaska, this is a great place to collect your informations about the good old times when the pipeline was built and what it means for Alaska. It is one of the places where you can stand under the pipeline and get a feeling how huge it is.

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Thank Jutta Z
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So if you're visiting Alaska odds should be good that you've heard of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAP), but what do you really know about it? It has been operating 39 years, so if your in Fairbanks take the time to visit the informational displays, and see a part of the actual pipeline! It is an easy drive just north of... More 

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New Holland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found this attraction to be very informative and educational. The pipe is huge and it was interesting to learn how it was all installed. After we had our talk about the pipeline we went to Gold Dredge 8'and that was really neat.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove the short distance out of Fairbanks on the 2 North (Steese Highway) to see this FREE viewing spot of the Alyeska Pipeline. There is plenty parking space in a large pull out from the road. There are information boards for you to read, telling you about the construction of the pipeline and how it works. You can then... More 

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Thank MoJoTours
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to Fox. You can walk right up to the pipeline, touch it, read about it, and learn just how they built the pipeline. When traveling on Steese Hiway north from Fairbanks, keep your eye on the right side of the road for the signs to the ;ull out for the pipeline. You won't be... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to see the pipeline. It was truly something to behold. I now understand why the natives did not want it to cross the state. I like the stop. Of corse no restrooms and no food. It is like on a road to no where. It was worth the 10 minute stop.

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