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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

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Address: 4630 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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+1 907-474-9663
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10:00 - 19:00
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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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We found a unique heart-shaped bowl here that we plan to use for decorative purposes only. There are many designs and fonts to choose from that they will burn into the bowl and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
2windsurfandski
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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Thank erawson77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We found a unique heart-shaped bowl here that we plan to use for decorative purposes only. There are many designs and fonts to choose from that they will burn into the bowl and its stand while you wait. The burning process was quick and the quality was very good. The staff was very helpful and made good suggestions of what... More 

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Thank 2windsurfandski
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I made a mistake on spelling a name etched into a bowl and they replaced it for me. Totally my fault but they were nice about it. I highly recommend this company not only for their product but their generosity.

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Thank cw5parkins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Check this place out and explore handmade birch arts, honey, sirup..... Step to the showroom, and you can watch how a piece of birch wood turns out into a beauterful bowl.

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Thank Jutta Z
Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Bowl Co. makes their own wooden bowls from white birch. They usually have someone making the bowls which you can watch. There are many styles sizes and all kinds of other products they make.. Also you can have items personalized using a lazar to etch the wood etc. The products are expensive, but we think they are worth the... More 

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Thank RueterRD
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were spending our last day in AK and passed by the store after making a wrong turn and my wife insisted we stop in. Bouncing our way through the pot-holed gravel drive to the back of the building where the entrance was, we found it. You can watch the bowls being made through glass windows. A wide variety of... More 

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Thank Dean L
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were fortunate to have arrived when a set of bowls were being machine carved. With the right set of tools, it was a simple process. It was very educational to watch. Other bowls displayed were specialty bowls such as the Husky picture. Later, we saw the hotel name on a bowl when we checked in. Other birch products were... More 

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Thank Harold H
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It's neat to watch the carvers work their magic. The bowls are unique but pricely. Window shopping doesn't cost a thing, though.

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Thank Barbara M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are looking for a unique gifts, this is the place to go. They make a variety of handcrafted birch wood bowls and other gifts. The family tree bowl set is pretty unique. You can also watch them as they make the bowls. It is worth stopping by to visit.

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Thank Wendy R
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

One place I really wanted to stop in to see while in Fairbanks, and I was not disappointed. Great service, was able to get a special bowl engraved while I waited for a life long memory. Wonderful selection of products. Very helpful employee.

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