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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
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Informative venue with Park Service kiosk located in the center as well as a Native exhibit and local dancers and guides. Lots of employees, so there was no waiting for your chance to ask about what to do or where to go in Fairbanks. Nice city with friendly people.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good exhibits, easy to understand and a fine mix of visual displays and explanations of what you were viewing. They covered the plants and animals, as well as the human component of Alaskan history. They have a wealth of information on other things to see and do, which is well sorted by various locations.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our family stayed Fairbanks couple days for the vacation. The experience in Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors center was great. Loved the performance there! We also joined the dance with the Alaska Native boys and girls, had a great time with them.

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Marshall, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I liked this visitors center and learned a lot about the local people, land and customs. Well worth the 3 hours we spent there.

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Down by the river in downtown Fairbanks, this museum might be missed by the casual visitor, but in doing so you would have missed a real gem of a local museum detailing the life and history of Fairbanks' culture. Short videos help the visitor understand the artifacts displayed, and, more importantly, how they were used in the local culture. Relatively... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is a great place to take about one hour here to have some basic introductions to local cultural environment.

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Quinton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We passed this visitors center on the way to another attraction and decided to come back after. We were pleasantly surprised. I have never before seen a visitors center with so much going on. They had cultural dancing and music going on along with art works and their own museum. This is well worth the stop.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a nice little museum with great information. The staff was very helpful with directing us to where we wanted to go.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are looking for a quick activity, you will enjoy the visitor's center. There are many exhibits of interest to all. A few brief films are also available. We walked on the beautifully appointed walkway along the river from downtown just minutes away. The grounds around the visitor's center is very nice.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was well worth a visit. Displays are very well done. Good information on life in Alaska both in the past and today. So much can be learned from how they live and value the land. There is a lot to explore around the center also.

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