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Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“above ground” (22 reviews)
“roadside stop” (13 reviews)
“steese highway” (22 reviews)
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1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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"above ground"
in 22 reviews
"roadside stop"
in 13 reviews
"steese highway"
in 22 reviews
"an engineering marvel"
in 9 reviews
"minute stop"
in 9 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 12 reviews
"pipe line"
in 12 reviews
"prudhoe bay"
in 13 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"gold dredge"
in 12 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"pigs"
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"oil"
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"valdez"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, this is not a typical visitor center - it's actually a viewpoint - but the plus to that is that you can stop anytime to see it and don't have to worry about visitor hours. Although you do need light if...More

1  Thank stephaniewoolsey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a simple and nice presentation. you can walk to the pipeling and see the work and engineering it took to build it. they have poster wall that gives the history.

Thank brent b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends at the U of AK recommended we stop at this Center and see the pipeline. I didn't realize there'd be so much interesting info about it as well. I didn't realize what went into making this pipeline work--definitely an engineering feat. They did...More

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site can be easily accessed if you have your own transportation. There is a view point near Fairbanks. You can walk right to the pipeline and take pictures. Also there are panels with information about the construction of the pipeline.

Thank aliss811
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A quick stop here will give you a brief story of the pipeline and the care in which it was constructed. It is also a good place to see the Northern Light, it is dark at night and good parking.

Thank JennyPlesums
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is just a small rest area along the road, where the pipeline is close and visible. You can walk right up to it, and there are interpretive signs to explain what you're seeing. Well worth a 15-20 minute stop.

Thank malcolmmanners
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I was here in 1999 and again in 2018. It never fails to amaze me. The history and the way it functions is amazing.

Thank GloryB777
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A few miles north of Fairbanks is a pull-out by the highway with information about the length and route of the pipeline, affect on the wildlife, some of the engineering problems, etc. A section of the pipe is a 50 yard walk with information about...More

Thank Rita R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There's not much to see here, but it's an engineering marvel, and worth a stop. The drive on the highway is very scenic and beautiful - worth a look!

Thank crl334
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing to read about the various challenges of building the pipeline. To be able to walk right up to it was pretty cool! There was a retired pig on display along with a full size sample of a current pig (they travel the interior of...More

Thank Kevin V
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slabman
21 June 2017|
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Response from Micki M | Reviewed this property |
24/7. It's on a pullout off the Steese Hwy, north of Fairbanks. Park your car, walk across a small bridge & there is the pipeline, along with signs that explain the history, etc. Can be seen from the road & accessed all... More
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