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Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907.459.3700
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Good for orientation

Really interesting video about Denali National Park, very good shop selling plenty of books. Exhibits nicely laid out. Not at all busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Really interesting video about Denali National Park, very good shop selling plenty of books. Exhibits nicely laid out. Not at all busy.

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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really good convention and cultural centre. Enjoyed it very much. The setting for showing local life and culture was very realisting.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you're thinking of doing a day trip to Fairbanks, don't bother - there's nothing to see here. However, the Visitors Center ( as per Lonely Planet ) is one of the best visitor centers in the state. Staff helpful. Check out the displays ( cultural and natural history ). Walking path out back along the river.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most professional and informative visitor centers we've ever visited. Lots of dioramas and very professional videos; we got a keen understanding of the region and its people. And the staff, including National Park Service rangers, bent over backward to answer any question. I could have stayed for two hours. Visiting this facility is like finding... More 

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Fairbanks, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The state did a wonderful job creating a walk through visual encounter with the interior of Alaska. Very helpful people there. Interesting exhibits and information center. theater with films that are also interesting and free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing place and it is free! It is very nice to know about the alaskan history. The best museum in Fairbanks in my opinion.

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were at the Visitors Center fairly early on a Sunday morning, so some of the booths were not staffed. Nevertheless, the volunteer we spoke to was great with some very useful information, free maps, etc. There is also quite an extensive "museum" display of all things Alaskan, which would be worth a visit even if you don't need information... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative and free to boot. This center has newer displays, a theatre, bookstore and more. Especially on a rainy day in Fairbanks, this was a great place for us to stop and learn and enjoy the regions information from past to present.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I actually took the time to wonder through and it was great and enjoyable. I took my father, who was 79 at the time and he loved it too.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Free visitor center is worth a stop to learn more about native Alaskans and their history. They were showing a movie about the Aurora Borealis which put us to sleep, and unfortunately since it was July in Alaska it was too bright at night for us to see it for ourselves. I am sure they show more exciting movies at... More 

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