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An 800-mile pipeline delivering oil from Prudoe Bay to Valdez.

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My wife and I saw sections of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. Our journey by motor coach between... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhys J
Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I saw sections of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. Our journey by motor coach between Valdez and Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway allowed us to view this important oil pipeline as it runs parallel with the highway for most of it's route from Fairbanks to Valdez. We also followed the pipeline as we flew between Fairbanks... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This part of the TransAlaska pipeline is located on Mile 8.4 on the Old Steese Highway just a little East of Fairbanks-- 15 miles-- you can park right alongside on the highway and walk up close to the pipeline. There is a modle of an actual "pig" -- how oil is pumped along in the pipeline. A great place to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Alaskan pipeline is famous, and people travel upto Prudo Bay to see it. We could see it, just north of fairbanks. If you are visiting Fairbanks, do drive north, and you can see the pipeline above the ground.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This portion of the pipeline is out of the ground. You can review the mechanical background on the pipe because it's so much more!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

We travelled from Fairbanks on a tour to see the pipeline where it is above ground. The 48 inch insulated pipe travels 800 miles from the very north of Alaska to the port of Valdez. As the oil is pumped out of the ground at 65-85 degrees C the pipeline is insulated and laid above ground for more than half... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

On the Gold Dredge tour you can also see this historic pipeline. We were also given a brief history of the pipeline.

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Vancouver, Wa.
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were driving around, so stopped to see this. It is an interesting piece of history, rather impressive! Well worth seeing!

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Davis, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

If you are near the pipeline, it is a piece of history and engineering worth seeing. We took the Alaska Hummer Tour out of Fairbanks to see the pipeline and also Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel. The Hummer tour in the past has not gotten good reviews, but we had a very nice tour primarily because there were only 4 people... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

There are miles and miles of pipeline that can be seen from the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks. It is definitely an engineering marvel.

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Doonan, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Heading towards Fox from Fairbanks it's on the right side between the 8 and 9 mile road markers. This is just coming down a hill so if it's winter brake and indicate early or you will slide towards a stop sign like I did. After that excitement it is quite amazing what they achieved with this project.

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