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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 34 attractions in Fairbanks
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Ione, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Free to the public. Donations accepted. Lots of cultural exhibits. Good gift shop. Informative staff.

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Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Best attraction in Fairbanks! It is both an outstanding museum and the nicest visitor center we saw in 3 weeks. The visitor center has every brochure and piece of information you'd ever want for most of Alaska with helpful people. Then, there are the absolutely free exhibits. We spent hours in this place, including watching 2 great films. Go here... More

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Smithfield
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11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to get information on Alaska. Exhibits on art, wildlife, and artifacts were very well done. It's on a much smaller scale then the museum at the university but we saw this first and we were impressed with how well it was done. There is a cabin on the property worth seeing and hearing about. Also close to the... More

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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Churchville,PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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chennI
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36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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frbill92@hotmail.com
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31 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 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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