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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

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Address: 4630 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4454
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+1 907-474-9663
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

While The Great Alaskan Bowl Company is one of only a handful of fully...

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 last for generations of use; from making bread dough to serving salads and holding fruit or popcorn. Additionally, you will find the finest selection of exclusive Made in Alaska gourmet food and household goods anywhere! We now represent 60 Alaskan vendors who create over 1500 quality, gourmet, and unique gift items. Fully customized laser engraving is available online, over the phone or in our Fairbanks store. Create custom wooden logo bowls, coasters or Photobowls to make your Alaskan memories last. Complete shipping and handling services offered in Alaska, the U.S. and many international locations.

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Great Souvenir

Purchased a couple of the etched bowls. Very pretty for displaying. They also offer several other items that would be a great souvenir.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Florence, South Carolina
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Cypress, California
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hand made bowls and many other items are available here, a nice variety of wood items as well as food. It's worth a stop to look.

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Florence, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Purchased a couple of the etched bowls. Very pretty for displaying. They also offer several other items that would be a great souvenir.

Thank mrkmpayne
Anchorage, Alaska
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712 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you're able to observe them making the bowls, this is an interesting place to visit. It is basically a souvenir shop but worth going to. It tends to be on the expensive side however.

Thank Mike P
Woodstock, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Bought several pieces and even watched them make bowls. Recommend to any body in Fairbanks

Thank van1953
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very nice shop; staff was great and friendly. It was interesting watching the laser burning the designs. The prices were good-high enough to make it special but not too high that you wouldn't buy something.

Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Karen was very helpful and a pleasure to Visit and do business with. Do yourself a favor and stop and shop here. Beautiful items. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Wayne and Chris from PA.

Thank Wayne W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place has been in Fairbanks since at least the 1980's. Nothing has changed, including the muddy parking lot. The items made from Birch are indeed unique (and therefore expensive). You can watch them make things there. Most, if not all, of the non-wood things can be bought at places like Fred Meyer for less. So stop by the bowl... More 

Thank metalhead
Grantville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to see the bowl making process and look at what they were making. Very nice folks in the showroom with 90% Alaskan made products. We watched the bowls being cut from the raw wood. Purchased one with a scene laser etched in the bowl for a reminder of out trip. Hand made in Alaska. Great products

Thank Potts44
flowood, ms
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I saw alot of advertising so I wanted to stop here. The parking lot was full of holes and mud. The bowls are very expensive. They had a few other souvenir items but they were pricey as well. I recommend skipping this stop!

Thank frc59
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I saw an advertisement for this store online and thought it looked like a good stop to make while coming through Fairbanks. I'm so glad we decided to stop. Karen was so helpful and knowledgeable about the store and how the bowls are made. The way she described how they applied the food safe oil to each of the bowl,... More 

Thank J R

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