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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very informative exhibits and short videos. Visitor Center also offered free brochures of the area and staff to answer questions. We spent about an hour enjoying some history of the Alaskan area including the culture, people, weather and economics. Highly recommend this quick stop.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We both enjoyed this visit a great deal. There was plenty of info available for the traveler looking for something to do, but it was also educational. We both liked the exhibit gallery very much. We sat for a while and watched a movie about a man who decided to live by himself in Alaska. He filmed his experiences and... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There's not a whole lot to see or do here, but I really enjoyed the live Athabaskan Indian music and dance program. Getting to participate is a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place was informative with maps and people to help you with all the info that you need. Clean bathrooms. A good place to leave your car and walk the riverwalk to the downtown area to sightsee and shop. A must stop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Your first visit in Fairbanks has to be to the visitors center as the staff are so knowledgeable and eager to guide you around what you should do and see when there. All the material you will need for info around the area is available here and they are open until late in summer including Sundays. The lady we met... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is by far one of the best cultural and visitor centers I've visited. The displays are informative and beautifully presented. There are numerous resources for those traveling to Fairbanks or anywhere in Alaska. They also have frequent performances be Athabascan natives doing dances and songs and telling the story of their people. It is one if the highlights of... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was in Fairbanks on business. We wandered about downtown a discovered this center. The displays are very educational and the staff attentive. You can learn about what to do and see in Fairbanks, the history of Fairbanks, and learn a great deal about the native people and the early settlers in one spot and all for free.

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You can spend as much or as little time here as you like. We watched a couple of the movies, got hiking info from the ranger/brochures on activites and toured the exhibits. We came back another day to see the movie on the aurora and visit the bookstore. Very helpful staff and loads of great information!

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Abbeville, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

There was lots to see at this visitors center. The staff was very knowledgeable. There were videos to watch and lots of information about the area and the past. The only problem we had is the video volume was too low so we couldn't hear it with all the people talking and moving around. The location is great, with access... More

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Louisa, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We usually try to start the tour of a new city with a trip to the Visitor Center and we were absolutely pleased with the quality of the displays and the assistance of the staff. Great place to learn where to go and what to do when visiting Fairbanks. It is also a great place to learn some of the... More

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