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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

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“ulu knives”(3 reviews)
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While The Great Alaskan Bowl Company is one of only a handful of fully operating bowl mills left in America, it has put Alaska on the map with 20 years of continuous operation. Our 22-step manufacturing process creates solid birch bowls that will...more
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4630 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4454
+1 907-474-9663
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I need to get gifts for my clients that are based abroad. I wanted to get them something uniquely Alaskan that they couldn't find elsewhere. I'm glad I came here! They had a great selection of bulls that were already made, and you could design...More

Thank Christen A W
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We saw the brochure for this company as well as their bowls in Hotel North Pole. What beautiful work and lovely pieces to admire. This was so intriguing that we paid a visit to the store and found it hard to leave. They have so...More

1  Thank angelarX4955XU
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

First, this is a store, not really an attraction per se. They did have a production area behind “glass” which was visible, but nothing was being worked on while we were there. The staff were very friendly, and the offerings were beautiful and unique. It...More

2  Thank Day_Tripper_2008
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

My Beloved brought me here on a whim as I love to collect vessels of all types. As soon as we entered we were greeted with warmth by a clerk and the delightful smell of fresh wood. There were rows and tables of displays- bowls...More

Thank OpalKnots
Reviewed June 30, 2018

When you first pull up to the store/factory, you may have some misgivings. Its not fancy, its off the road, and it looks a little sketchy. Ignore those thoughts and go in! The staff was super kind and helpful. There is a viewing window (but...More

Thank Kit R
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Pricey but beautiful birchwood bowls. Many styles, shapes and sizes. They will ship for you, too. Also has a row that includes food items, ulu knives and other souvenir-type items. We did find ulu knives (same packaging) in downtown Fairbanks, at a coin store near...More

Thank stephaniewoolsey
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Learned about this place from watching TV in our hotel room. It was a fun way to spend some time. We bought a bowl and had it engraved with one of the pictures from our Alaskan trip. It was shipped home to us timely. It...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

This is working bowl making shop where you see the steps taken to produce these beautiful pieces. It is also a place to sell these beautiful bowls as well as other unique pieces. The workmanship is amazing. When you arrive you might think you’re in...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed October 4, 2017

My wife and I stopped by here while spending a few days in Fairbanks on our Alaska vacation. Being from NH we have been to several similar facilities in New England so wanted to stop by here. The bowl company is located in a large...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed September 21, 2017

They have beautiful wooden pieces such as bowls, ornaments, platters, frames, etc. Staff was very friendly and willing to wrap items so they would not get broken during flight. They will also ship your items (for a price). It was fun to see all the...More

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