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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

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Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.

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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... read more

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

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

There's no substitute for seeing the actual thing...and with the displays in information boards that are there, it adds to an understanding of this phenomenal engineering feat that has has such an incredible impact on our country.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

There is one sign that tells the story of the pipeline and then you can walk up to it. It's kind of disappointing. I wish they'd have a museum and go in depth about the incredible engineering behind it and the people who built it. It's really just a glorified rest stop off the highway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a great area to easily pull over and see the pipeline up close and personal! Great informative billboard display...explains the answers tot all your questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Recommend checking out the "Pipeline" movie display at the Thompson Visitor Center first. This is a modern engineering marvel, so it's worth the stop.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What an interesting experience to see the Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center. Our Guide was knowledge and had a good presentation about the Pipeline. Well worth seeing..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped and looked from roadside only when we are on the way to Mount Aurora lodge. Very nice when its in the winter.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped and looked at the pipeline and how it works. How it works was a lot more interesting then the pipe itself. Even though it's a contruction marvel you only see small parts of the pipeline. The stuff inside the pipe that keeps the oil flowing was very interesting.

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