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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

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Address: 4630 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4454
Phone Number:
+1 907-474-9663
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

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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Unique little shop

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... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Kim S
Millersville, Maryland

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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!

Thank Ray B
Laguna Hills, California
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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 

Thank kellybilandzia
Millersville, Maryland
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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.

Thank Kim S
Port Charlotte, Florida
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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.

Thank erawson77
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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 

Thank 2windsurfandski
Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank cw5parkins
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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.

Thank Jutta Z
Everett, Washington
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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 

Thank RueterRD
Columbus, Ohio
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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 

Thank Dean L
Anaheim, California
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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 

Thank Harold H

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