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“OK if you're interested in oil pipelines”

Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center
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Owner description: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
Bournemouth
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OK if you're interested in oil pipelines”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Very informative and a bit interesting. Alaskans seem to have a passion for the pipeline - probably because they get money from it. They do their best to make what is basically a large pipe into something exciting. I would not bother again.

Visited July 2013
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Fresno, Ohio
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“Worth the drive to view the pipeline and numerous posters.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Free, not a long drive out of Fairbanks, there's a paved parking lot to park in. There's very well done posters explaining building, construction, route and other historical facts.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“The real pipeline, with a parking area so you can see it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were expecting a visitor center with a building, guides, maps, etc. Instead we found the real thing - a section of the pipeline where it transitions from underground to overhead - with signs to explain what you were seeing. A pig was on display - the kind used in the pipeline, not the kind that squeaks and makes bacon and sausage.

I called a local to ask "where is the building." He said there is none, but if the signs aren't enough, wait a few minutes and a tour bus will arrive. The driver will probably give a talk about it.

It is really worth visiting.

Visited August 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great View and Information”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center is only less than 10 minutes from Fairbanks Steese Highway (Hwy 2 North). It’s about a 10-20 minute adventure and gives great info about the pipeline including the old and new pigs used to clean the pipes. If you time it right you can hear a squealing sound if one of the pigs are going through, I wasn’t lucky to hear one but I hears it’s not common. A must see if in the area, it’s bigger than you think. I went first week of June and there was a lot of road work.

Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are driving in Alaska, chances are you will see the pipeline snaking its way across the tundra. This area allows you to get up close and personal with the pipeline, information boards explain what you are seeing and why it looks the way it does, and there is a silicon 'pig' on display, which is used to shift blockages inside the pipeline.

Visited July 2013
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