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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

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Address: 4630 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone Number: +1 907-474-9663
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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While The Great Alaskan Bowl Company is one of only a handful of fully...

While The Great Alaskan Bowl Company is one of only a handful of fully operating bowl mills left in America, it has put Alaska on the map with 20 years of continuous operation. Our 22-step manufacturing process creates solid birch bowls that will last for generations of use; from making bread dough to serving salads and holding fruit or popcorn. Additionally, you will find the finest selection of exclusive Made in Alaska gourmet food and household goods anywhere! We now represent 60 Alaskan vendors who create over 1500 quality, gourmet, and unique gift items. Fully customized laser engraving is available online, over the phone or in our Fairbanks store. Create custom wooden logo bowls, coasters or Photobowls to make your Alaskan memories last. Complete shipping and handling services offered in Alaska, the U.S. and many international locations.

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Very nice shop

Very nice shop; staff was great and friendly. It was interesting watching the laser burning the designs. The prices were good-high enough to make it special but not too high... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise W
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Flagstaff

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Flagstaff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice shop; staff was great and friendly. It was interesting watching the laser burning the designs. The prices were good-high enough to make it special but not too high that you wouldn't buy something.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Karen was very helpful and a pleasure to Visit and do business with. Do yourself a favor and stop and shop here. Beautiful items. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Wayne and Chris from PA.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place has been in Fairbanks since at least the 1980's. Nothing has changed, including the muddy parking lot. The items made from Birch are indeed unique (and therefore expensive). You can watch them make things there. Most, if not all, of the non-wood things can be bought at places like Fred Meyer for less. So stop by the bowl... More 

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Grantville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to see the bowl making process and look at what they were making. Very nice folks in the showroom with 90% Alaskan made products. We watched the bowls being cut from the raw wood. Purchased one with a scene laser etched in the bowl for a reminder of out trip. Hand made in Alaska. Great products

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flowood, ms
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I saw alot of advertising so I wanted to stop here. The parking lot was full of holes and mud. The bowls are very expensive. They had a few other souvenir items but they were pricey as well. I recommend skipping this stop!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I saw an advertisement for this store online and thought it looked like a good stop to make while coming through Fairbanks. I'm so glad we decided to stop. Karen was so helpful and knowledgeable about the store and how the bowls are made. The way she described how they applied the food safe oil to each of the bowl,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited this place and was very satisfied! They make their own bowls right in the shop on display! Karen was extremely helpful! We had our purchased products shipped home and they were there before we got home. Karen ended up throwing in an extra little piece for me which was a nice surprise!

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Thank Ray B
Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

On our way to the airport we stopped to see the shop. We enjoyed watching bowls being carved and chose a bowl to remember our trip by. Our daughter started her classes at University of Alaska today so we chose to etch the U of A with their mascot. We got to watch the bowl during the entire process and... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

As part of our city tour our driver took us here because we had already been to the pipeline. The bowls were very unique especially the ones with designs. They are little expensive but it seemed appropriate. There is other things to look out and purchase other than bowls.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It was neat to watch bowls being made and the etching process. I was hoping for a bit more selection and the prices seemed a little high on some items. Staff were helpful.

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