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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center
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Owner description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I know people who worked on this pipeline when it was being built. Also, one couldn't help hearing about it and seeing photos and films of the famous pipeline. It was the first place that we visited upon arriving in Fairbanks. It's easy to find and sits off one of the main highways. Sitting next to the pipeline are a couple of "pigs" which are devices to make the oil flow smoothly through it. One was an old type and referred to as a "retired pig" and the other was a newer one.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The arts and sciences are very connected, although that is often not clear to many. The Alaska pipeline is a fascinating undulating flexible line that engineers and many workers drew across Alaska. It sometimes disappears underground when there is no permafrost, and then reappears as a zigzag of science. As an art teacher, I have--incredibly grown to love the pipeline.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Not much to see. Just pictures to see & some of the Pipeline (of course you can't see the beginning nor the end from North Pole as a whole)

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Date Visited: August 2012

I’m not quite sure why it’s called a “Visitor Center”. It gives you the impression that there’s a building on-site. This is not the case; however, it is an excellent roadside stop that is located several miles outside of Fairbanks. The road side visitor center provides display boards containing information about the history and construction of the pipeline. You will also see displays of the pigs and have the opportunity to walk around and under a portion of the actual pipeline.

It’s worth taking the time to stop and check it out. We found it to be very interesting. There is no charge to visit the center.

Thank LoveTravelling-JB
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were so intrigued we followed the pipeline to the Arctic Circle. Don't do that if you are in a rental car. While at the "visitors center", a part of the pipeline that you can touch and if you go to the northern end you can stand on one part of it, a moose came out of the brush, crossed the dirt road and went into the brush on the other side. He was within 100 feet of us.

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