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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907.459.3700
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
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Ranked #3 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
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LA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I literally planned my whole trip there and picked up all useful materials. They also have an exhibit which shows you how Alaskan lives are. If you are the type of traveler who don't plan your trip ahead, this is the first place to go!

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Hamilton, null, Bermuda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I was there as I need it some advices. I have not visited the place but the lady which was there helped me enormous, I think she gave me like half an hour of advices and what's the best to do during my staying...from museums to restaurants. Too bad I didn't got her name.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center is a great first stop when visiting Fairbanks. The center is very nice, with really great exhibits about the Fairbanks area's history and inhabitants. We saw an ok film on the Aurora...I think they have other films too. Lots of information about the Alaska State and National parks in the area and tons... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting details about Alaska wild life and about Alaska history. A nice place to visit with children.

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Portland, OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

When you get to Fairbanks, prioritize getting to this center. There is a lot of good information about the history of Fairbanks and Alaska. If you want to get the lay of the land, you'll want to spend some time here. They have maps, books, a movie about the Aurora Borealis, and a good gift shop. I would strongly recommend... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Morris Thompson Center is one of Fairbank's best. Not only is it free, centrally located, and surrounded with great parking; but it is actually worth going to. The center has a number of Alaskan history displays, informative movies, cultural information, kids activities, and a very great staff. They have better “hands-on” and interactive displays than most places where you... More 

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fairbanks
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Interior Alaska Native Cultural center. I don't know how to manage facility like that for free of charge. Many displays and sound/motion pictures to watch. This new center is the place to visit to anyone even people who lives here in Fairbanks. Feel very welcome and relux every time I go there. Donation box is available inside. : )

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went here the day after we moved from CT. I learned a lot about the area, the surrounding areas and the rest of the state. The free movies throughout the week were very informative and enlightening. The staff is very helpful and if they don't have the information somewhere in their many kiosks, they will direct you were to... More 

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Dana Point, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This made for a wonderful first stop for our family upon arrival to Fairbanks. The Center offers informative exhibits, helpful people working the desks, a nice bookstore, fun children's activities, and a nice location. So happy there were open and we started our visit here.

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Sydney
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185 reviews 185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great information centre. Plenty of parking. Very helpful staff who are happy to research online for you if necessary. There is a small cinema there with a few different short movies showing for free. Also a great display on Alaska showing all four seasons and what happens each season. Lots of tourist brochures to look through. You... More 

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