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Fox, Alaska: Touch the Alaskan Oil Pipeline

No matter where you stand on the wilderness-resource-exploitation issue, you know you want to put your hands on this.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Visitor Center

Steese Hwy., Fox, AK
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Visitor Center. On the Steese Highway at milepost 8.4, between Fairbanks and Fox.
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Alaskan Oil Pipeline rests on pillars only a few feet above the ground.

Touch the Alaskan Oil Pipeline Here

Easy pull off from the Steese Highway.

[Rose, 09/24/2017]

The pipeline runs 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay down to the Gulf of Alaska, and was completed in 1977. The North Slope Oil flowing through the pipe is about 100F degrees at this "touch me" spot near Fairbanks.

Yellow sign next to the Alaska Pipeline gives distances to various pipeline towns.

Alaskan Pipeline Park

Heading out of Fairbanks towards Fox, there is a park called The Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline Visitors Center. You can walk up to the Pipeline and touch it. There are some other related things that are worth looking at.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 04/01/2007]

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