We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Unique Experience

It was a thrill to see the pipeline up close and learn how it was constructed and is still... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
So. California
Wow - impressive!

My wife and I saw sections of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) during our escorted ‘Natural... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Rhys J
Llanbedr, United Kingdom
Read all 18 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
An 800-mile pipeline delivering oil from Prudoe Bay to Valdez.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“walk up” (2 reviews)
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 23 June 2017

It was a thrill to see the pipeline up close and learn how it was constructed and is still maintained. It's an impressive engineering feat that still works. One fascinating aspect is how sections run underground at rivers and roads.

Thank bglhvn
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank Rhys J
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...More

Thank karenpammy2016
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.

Thank Rajm133
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!

Thank amydeloach
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...More

Thank 155richard81
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.

Thank George K
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!

Thank imawandrer
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...More

Thank Ani K
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.

Thank joburkholder1
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alaskan Pipeline staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines