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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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Hard to find the entrance in the snow

But we did! It was very interesting to look at and read about how large this project really was. The pipeline itself is pretty big and must be impressive to view from above.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

But we did! It was very interesting to look at and read about how large this project really was. The pipeline itself is pretty big and must be impressive to view from above.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All outdoors with information posted on signs. Information about the building and maintenance of the pipeline, Alaska wildlife.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an easily accessible stop (or pullout) along the Steele Highway. It is a very short walk up to the display boards and the pipeline itself. The display boards have interesting info and there are examples of "pigs" that were used in the construction of the pipeline. Interesting facts about how they deal with the cold temps in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coldest day of our March visit to Fairbanks... 26 below zero when we visited this spot. Our fingers were instantly freezing allowing little time to get a few photos! But we persisted, read the sign boards and looked at the pipe, then crawled back in our friend's truck (she's lived in Fairbanks for 30+ years) and agreed it was a... More 

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Wartburg, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting stop to see and learn about the pipeline that is an engineering marvel. You can walk a portion of the pipeline and the signs give a very interesting background of the engineering details and challenges of its creation. I am glad I went and given that it is a quick pullover from the side of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stop with my groups. This winter they're not keeping it plowed but it is still accessible. The trans alaska pipeline is the greatest engineering accomplishment of the last century. $8 Billion in 1978 and all privately funded.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the highway. Such a neat thing to see... an easy walk even in the snow.. you can walk right up to it and reach out and touch the pipeline!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a pullout area just off of the highway. Plenty of parking and everything is outside. Informative sign boards then will educate you somewhat on the pipeline and then you cross a short bridge where you can walk under the pipeline, see various items that were used in the construction and others that are used today. Good photo opportunities.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best way to get up close to the 800 mile oil Pipeline from Arctic coast to Valdez that transformed Alaska. Short easy visit just a few minutes from town will give you sense of the pipeline you can't get from pictures alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Pipeline Visitor Center is really a quick turn off the road. It is all outdoors, so don't be searching for a building. There is an information board and approximately 100 feet off the parking area is the pipeline, as big as day. Its pretty amazing to be able to see this up close and personal. Got some great shots... More 

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