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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907.459.3700
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$99*
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
95%
Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Palos Verdes, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The people were quite helpful with information and supporting literature, maps, etc.. The center had exhibits suitable for the area and most interesting and informative exhibits & displays... A REALLY 'MUST' see!!!!

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Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great place to visit in Fairbanks. They have a really nice show about the Aurora Borealis. Take note of the beautiful mosaics right before you enter the building. :)

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This should be one of the first places to visit in Fairbanks. There are some nice displays and videos, brochures, and a very knowledgeable staff, with helpful information about attractions and events in Fairbanks and Alaska in general, including Denali and the aurora.

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Martinez, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Free admission, friendly staff... The exhibits were divided by seasons, showing the great diversity that a visitor or resident would experience over time. Cabins with the sounds of howling dogs and a view of the changing Aurora, videos of the seasons and building the pipeline were also highlights.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am a DC native; the land of museums. And I worked for the visitors center in Gates of the Arctic; the Morris Thompson's counterpart 270 miles north. With that in mind I consider myself very fluent in what a museum/visitor center should look like and feel. Alaska does a great job on its visitors center and the Morris Thompson... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you want the truth about Alaska, don't watch reality TV shows. This museum will give you the information you need to make great decisions about travel about town and history lessons to make those travels more effective.

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Kitimat-Stikine District, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Coming from Brisbane Australia the exhibits feel like another planet. A great insight into life in Alaska and the kids loved it, although we had to cut our trip a bit short because they were hungry. Definitely worth a visit. Our boys were 4 and 6 at the time of visiting and had a great time.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went here and learned so much about the cultures of Alaska. We learned about the different animals in Alaska and why the days are longer and shorter. A great place to go and it's free! Definitely put it on your to-do list as your first start. It would create a great foundation for the rest of your trip!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The display walk isn't long compared to the big museums but it gives a good look at Alaskan life. A few animals in natural habitat, a fish camp much like mine, and the old cabin with things we used. Also has a lot of tourist information and displays outside. Beautiful setting by the river that has real animals in it.... More 

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Kansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our first stop in Fairbanks was the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center. There we were able to find travel info for the entire state as well as other local info and ideas of what to visit for the day we were in Fairbanks. Parking was free and close to shopping and the Ice Museum in downtown Fairbanks.

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