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Alaskan Pipeline
4.5
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An 800-mile pipeline delivering oil from Prudoe Bay to Valdez.
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Happy Explorer
Saint Cloud, MN262 contributions
10 Minute Stop
Sep. 2021
Not much to see, just a big pipe, but there are a couple small info displays that are very interesting. Expect a 10 minute stop.

(Not sure if there are multiple viewing spots. This one was just north of Fairbanks.)
Written September 18, 2021
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Sushar
San Jose, CA701 contributions
Historic pipeline worth viewing
Jul. 2021
While on a trip to Alaska, it is definitely worth viewing the Trans Alaskan pipeline from close on different points along the Dalton Highway to learn about this historic project.
Written August 14, 2021
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USAtraveler01
USA174 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul. 2020 • Family
We stopped at pipeline viewing station on the Steese Highway. Very interesting. Unique. Plus they have a nice little exhibit. Right across from Gold Daughters gold panning.
Written August 19, 2020
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Slick5276
Salisbury, NC1,188 contributions
Awesome to see!
Jun. 2019
We became acquainted with the pipeline at the entrance to the gold dredge 8. We saw it frequently as we drove through various parts Alaska, especially while on the Richardson highway to Valdez.
Written October 11, 2019
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Pam B
15 contributions
Is a pipeline really interesting? YES!
Aug. 2019
I really enjoyed seeing the pipeline and reading all the info that was set up at the site. I think kids of all ages would enjoy this.
Written September 4, 2019
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Jennifer H
Plymouth, MI5 contributions
Alaska Pipeline View Point in Fairbanks
Jul. 2019 • Family
This is a short stop. It is a roadside pull off. There is an information board with a few details about the pipeline. You can walk right up to (and under) the pipeline to get a good view. There is an original pig (pipe cleaning element) on display as well as a modern pig. There are no restrooms or other amenities here.
Written July 2, 2019
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carrie9384
San Francisco, CA109 contributions
Interesting site
Jun. 2018 • Family
We only had half a day in Fairbanks before heading out and the pipe line was a good place to check out. You don't need a lot of time here as it's just a spot off the side of the road and you explore on your own. There are signs explaining the history of the pipeline in Alaska and the construction of the frames supporting it.

I'm a structural engineer so I found the considerations they took in building the supports particularly fascinating. You will probably only spend 15-20 minutes here, so it's kind of a bummer that it's a bit far from Fairbanks, but I would recommend it as I didn't really think there was anything particularly interesting in Fairbanks.
Written November 7, 2018
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JohnandJane
Elmira, NY968 contributions
Fascinating, educational
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Drove along miles and miles of the pipeline on our way on the Dalton highway from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. It dips in and out of the ground constantly. Our guide explained many of the fascinating technical design aspects that make the pipeline work. Very interesting.
Written August 20, 2018
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heather b
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Alaskan Pipeline
Jun. 2018
We wanted to visit the pipeline and were very surprised to find that it was close to Fairbanks town by bus or car. It was included in a gold dredging tour we did so we were really pleased. The pipeline visitor centre is pretty much on the side of a road with wonderful boards of information. As ours was included in a tour we also had someone talk to us about it. You could get a good look at a length of the pipeline and read all about it. The pipeline is also viewable on the road as you travel through parts of outer Fairbanks so I wouldn't think you need to do a special tour to it
Written June 18, 2018
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Patrick T
Hong Kong, China2,438 contributions
Magnificent view
Feb. 2018 • Couples
It was our first time to watch the Trans-Alaska Pipeline with our naked eyes rather than from photos on books and magazines. The view was just magnificent with the miles and miles of pipeline running up and down hills on the snow-covered ground. There were also display boards explaining the construction and operation of the pipeline at the spot.
Written June 11, 2018
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