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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907.459.3700
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Excellently laid out, a variety of experiences - be sure to sit in the log cabin and watch the aurora!. I always take visitors here first - especially those that will be travelling to villages with me.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lots of friendly and informative staff will direct you to the things you are most interested in. We were happy we stopped here even though we knew a lot about what we wanted to do. They have a lot of varying displays which were quite interesting.

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Alamogordo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friendly people and find museum. I was very impressed with the displays and presentation of Alaska and its native people. The lobby held a vast array of brochures and info on the region and local attractions. The whole area was very clean and attractive as well.

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Cary, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fairbanks is in the interior of the state of Alaska with hundreds of miles of attractions all around this town. When you arrive in Fairbanks go to the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, right near Golden Heart Plaza and Park. The center is FREE and well worth the 2-3 hours you can... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is part tourist center, part museum, part art gallery and all beautiful, containing numerous exhibits depicting the history of Fairbanks. We wandered in to find a map and ended up staying for over an hour.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This should be your first stop in Fairbanks! Wonderful history and information for free. Tons of helpful information from US Forest Service and workers. The museum is packed full of history and information of Alaska.

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's an essential stop if you're downtown Fairbanks. It's basically a mini museum. They also have a really cool set of topographic maps to look at and there's free wifi! Staff are nice and more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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Cambridge, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We needed to get some information and the people there were very helpful. They gave us maps and inside information on condition of the next roads we would travel. It is so much more than just a visitor center. We all got involved in the cultural aspects of the center too.

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Barrington, Illinois
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310 reviews 310 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great exhibits and very informative staff. If you need to know something about the area or travels onward (i.e. conditions) check in here.

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Washington, DC
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318 reviews 318 reviews
71 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We decided on this place rather than the Museum of the North because it was walkable and free. We were happy enough with our choice. Good films. Friendly staff. Good selection of Alaska brochures. Interesting exhibits, well-organized. Okay gift shop that could use a bit more thought.

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