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MP 115.5 Elliott Highway, Fairbanks, AK
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

The drive is awesome and you must have a heart for adventure. We visited and viewed the Alaskan pipeline the entire trip and learned a lot from a great guide (Gary Tupper). He knows the area and knows the people. The visit at the Yukon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Randolph G
Reviewed September 25, 2018

So i knew whats gonna happen...still in the greed of touching 'THE ARCTIC CIRCLE' , i did a tour to this. this is a pretty long drive almost 5 hours one way from Fairbanks. The road is unpaved and pretty bad in condition and all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AgrawalSwati22
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Do you really want to drive all the way to this muddy parking lot with a photogenic sign, just to be able to say that you have been north of the Yukon River and north of the Arctic Circle? Even knowing that if you continued...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is one of those places you will never forget going to, how many other people on your block can say they've been to the Arctic Circle. It's a bit of a drive up to it, got to have a full tank of gas, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is nothing more than a small parking area and a sign. All there really is to do is take a selfie with the sign and get back on the highway.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theothergallo
Reviewed August 27, 2018

After travel in bus for 7 hours , we fin the sing. I just the sing around and nothing else. From Fairbanks cost $250.00 .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelagent77
Reviewed August 7, 2018

If you have a day, take a tour (Alaska Aurora Adventure) up to the Arctic Circle sign and see vistas and a part of Alaska only a few do.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kcovey26
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The sign is nice, the specialness of driving to the Arctic Circle is rewarding. Lots of parking. We read about, but did not see anyone offering a certificate for being there. Fun nonetheless. A good memory and that is what life is about.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I am not sure who originated this attraction BUT, the above Milepost (MP) information is incorrect. The BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign is NOT on the Elliott Highway. NO. It is at Milepost 115.5 of the James Dalton Highway, also known as The Haul Road...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed July 6, 2018

It was an interesting drive to get to the Arctic Circle, enjoyed the way the terrain changed the farther north we went.

Date of experience: June 2018
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egorslife
May 26, 2018|
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Response from C943BHelizabethm | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be late for you but I just saw your question. The car we rented was unlike cars we drive around in cities. The wheels seemed to raise the car higher off the ground because there are potholes and all sorts of... More
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We drove up in the summer so the road was a little rough but not too bad. We stopped along the way for pictures but it took us 6 hours to get to the sign, (we stopped at Hot Spot Cafe for lunch), then we continued on to... More
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Bihai P
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Response from outsidenow | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely scenic but dangerous to drive in the summer so the winter must be frightful. Leave it to a professional who do not drive their own vehicles on that road. They rent from a limited supply since many firms will... More
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