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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number:
+1 907-459-3700
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Your 1st stop for visitor information. Enjoy Alaska Native art, music,...

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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Great exhibits - Alaska Native emphasis

A mini-museum with superb dioramas showing rural ("bush" as we say in Alaska) life in different seasons of the year; if you do nothing else, go through those. Additional exhibits... read more

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A mini-museum with superb dioramas showing rural ("bush" as we say in Alaska) life in different seasons of the year; if you do nothing else, go through those. Additional exhibits on regional history. Attractive small demonstration garden in summer months. Information on travel to rural areas outside Fairbanks.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very accommodating workers with a wealth of knowledge! Interesting exhibit to tour. A great place for resource material for your Alaska Visit!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had couple of extra hours and decided to visit this center, glad we did. There was lot of information on native Alaskan culture, it was very different. They have a small theater and played ~20-30mins shows on Alaskan culture, dog sled, aurora borealis, etc Center also has lot of pamphlets on tours, restaurants, places to stays, activities, maps, etc... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a great museum and visitor center to learn about Alaska and lifes living there. It is also a visitor center that you can find free maps and ask questions about your trip.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It has local information and useful guides. Grate walk from there to downtown and the river. Close is the fudge cafe and the museum of ice in the city, has a exposition inside and has free parking

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everyone recommended going to the visitor center so we did. Great choice. There was an entire walk-through museum plus movies about Alaska and Alaskan culture. The people there were helpful and knowledgeable. They suggested places to visit and also checked the aurora forecast for us. There was a nice gift shop. Outside, we saw our first ice sculpture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helpful staff with a plethora of brochures on area attractions and events. If you ask nicely they will even share their favorite place to view the auroras! The museum area is a wonderful collection of what has shaped Fairbanks into the city it is today.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was just down from our hotel. Their exhibits are very well done; employees are very knowledgeable and friendly. They had a good selection of little documentaries too. We definitely will be back

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Hood River, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to get an overview of Fairbank's past, present and future. I very much appreciated the quality of the displays showing the flora and fauna around Fairbanks....along with awesome videos highlighting special events, scenery, etc, during the year. The staff is very helpful. Thank you. And if you're visiting Fairbanks, do put this on the start of your trip....just... More 

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Winnett, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my dad. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but enjoyed ourselves. They have different exhibits for different seasons as well as some other exhibits on the pipeline and mining. I found the exhibits to be informative and very well displayed. There is also a display in the common area with pamphlets of things to do in Fairbanks as... More 

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