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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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Very interesting stop

Our Holland America Tour bus stopped here and I found it very interesting. Not a long tour but had good information about the pipeline and check out the "pigs" there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DanR73
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McComb, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy access to the history and engineering of the Alaskan pipeline. Just pull off the Steese Highway enroute to Goldstream and Fox area. Across the road from a new gold panning tourist service, too.

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Thank Larry R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Pipeline on our way to Gold Dredge #8. It was an added bonus. It was interesting but I probably wouldn't do it again. Nothing really to see but a big pipeline

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McComb, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Holland America Tour bus stopped here and I found it very interesting. Not a long tour but had good information about the pipeline and check out the "pigs" there.

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Thank DanR73
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having driven by countless times and finally stopped. It was fun to see and well worth it if you have any interest in the Alaska Pipeline and how they get oil from the Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. There was more there information wise than I thought there would be. Amazing piece of engineering.

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Thank AlaskaJim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here even though it's not a very scenic area and it's a roadside stop. Great learning experience about the pipeline with good displays. Also very meaningful for those like us who have family members who worked for Alyeska.

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Thank 2windsurfandski
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped as part of our tour. It was very interesting and learned a lot. This is a great place to stop and see, add to your list of must see. You don't have to spend a lot of time.

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Thank Cheryl W
central Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stop next to the highway, but good signage to explain the pipeline. It was neat to see it span the area.

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Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first went to the visitors center and then stopped to view the actual pipeline that runs 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. The engineering to go under and over permafrost, the frigid conditions for workers, the maintenance and the benefits are all told in the center.

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Thank Dianne W
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting stop with good signage. The explanations were very clear. You can get right up next to the pipeline. A short, informative stop for folks who want to learn more about the Alaska Pipeline.

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Angleton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first excursion for our vacation was at the Alyeska Pipeline and Gold Dredge 8. It was interesting to learn about the development and design of the pipeline. The distance the oil travels and the benefits. After a short presentation you walk to a loading dock to get on a small train. You are then given a presentation on the... More 

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