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Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907.459.3700
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My grandson and I were on the river walk and found this place. We went back twice . It is free ! Exciting , informative and great for all ages . Definitely a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My grandson and I were on the river walk and found this place. We went back twice . It is free ! Exciting , informative and great for all ages . Definitely a must see.

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North Pole, Alaska
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146 reviews 146 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Everyone tourist or local should go check this place out. We also love taking the kids in my class here on school field trips.

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Aurora, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Friendly helpful staff, loads of information and maps for Alaska, beautiful displays and clean bathrooms. There are a couple of very interesting movies to watch. Look up to see a plane hanging above you! Don't forget to look outside to find the Antler's Arch--maybe even have someone from home capture you on the webcam. It was "cool" to see the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A good place to visit. Gives a good intro about Fairbanks, its people, its seasons and its culture. Don't miss the statues made of ice (at least, it was there in Feb 2015 :P) and the Alaska Antler Arch!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I liked this visitor's center. It was enough to keep me and the kids interested, but not too huge where we'd just get lost. Nice to learn about Morris Thompson and his contributions to Alaska. We 3 thoroughly enjoyed the film by Dick Proenneke "Alone in the Wilderness" and his 30 years alone in the Alaskan wilderness. We watched it... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very helpful staff and tons of information. Glad we stopped here first to find extra things to do. Gift shop was very good for basic Alaska gifts and books.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A celebration of Interior Alaska’s people, land and culture! Wonderful exhibits and invaluable first stop for visitors! The staff here will go out of their way to make sure you leave well informed and happy with all questions answered!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The center has a plethora of information about whats available to see and do in Fairbanks and surrounding areas. It also displays the four seasons of the interior in large murals incase you aren't planning to stay the entire year.

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Brandon, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really nice place to base trip out of and explore the history and culture of AK. This is where you can get your National Park passport stamped for some of the unreachable places north of here!

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Spokane, Washington
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This free attraction is the highlight of downtown Fairbanks.It give the history of the area more from the Alaska natives point of view. The vignettes are great, the mini movies are time machines back to a harder time in central Alaska. Ypou will not be disapponted, allow 3 hours in here. Its open late so make it an after dinner... More 

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