This turnout on the side of the road north of Fairbanks offers visitors a chance to see the Alaska Pipeline up close. Interpretive signs, a small gift shop and some cut out pieces of pipe.
We stopped for about 15 minutes at this pull out to see the Alaska Pipeline up close. Being that we had never been to Alaska before, the long pipeline seems like the stuff of legends in a social studies book. It was great to see it up close and to read some of its history and how it works. The kids were not as fascinated as we adults were, but it was a great way to explain the whole big thing to them. We bought a couple of post cards at the gift shop, saw the "pig in the pipe", took a picture next to the milage markers and then headed back on the road. It's a "must-stop" kind of place and you'll be glad you did.