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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Your 1st stop for visitor information. Enjoy Alaska Native art, music, stories and dance. Free world-class exhibits that tell the story of life in Interior Alaska. Wave to family around the world on our Antler Arch webcam. Free films, WiFi, parking.
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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Provided just the right amount of information and includes a theater to watch a film about the Northern lights. Nice exhibit going back in history of Alaska and the city of Fairbanks from the gold rush to building the Alaskan pipeline. Also plenty of info...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great displays very informative and story line flowed throughout. Video sessions were very well thought out and easy to view. Room well equipped and comfortable. Very warm place in winter. Only disappointment was the geo centre was not on pen on a Monday and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryLouG361
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have done an awesome job with this Center. The exhibits are beautiful! Lots of information and booklets about Fairbanks and things to do in Alaska. A must visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C7226DKmariar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed here as a starting point on our visit. Staff are very helpful, the onsite museum very informative and the native culture shop staff a nice bonus. Lots of information available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 24travelnow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit, quite informative. Super friendly staff. One downside wish they offered the live cultural exhibits during the winter; as opposed, to just the summer months.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiahT784
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is all about the way of life in the Alaskan interior. They run movies every hour on a variety of different topics. We happened to be there for the aurora movie. It covered the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the Aurora Australis (Southern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and willing to talk to you and introduce Fairbanks to you. The place is clean. Parking is easy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank azurengcy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to kill a little time but really enjoyed our visit. The exhibits - some of them inter active were very well displayed and told a pretty full story of the history of Alaska and the hard lives of the Miners searching for Gold. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This center has a lovely little museum and movies that show every day. The Aurora Borealis film (55 minutes) is excellent, covering both the technical aspects of the Northern Lights and the mythology that native cultures developed around them. Both the Northern and Southern lights...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terralee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this place, though the visitor's museum was a bit smaller than I expected for as large as the building was. Animals in their habitat (stuffed), Aurora Borealis illustrations, and many other displays provide great insight into what you could expect. It's broken down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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David V
March 7, 2016|
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So we went there. Our answer would be 1 1/2 hours to enjoy all the exhibits. More if you want to see the films.
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