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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Address: 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
Phone Number: 19074593700
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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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We went to the old log cabin downtown looking for the visitor's information center (we didn't know it had changed to the Yukon Quest Headquarters). Then we followed the signs in... read more

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the old log cabin downtown looking for the visitor's information center (we didn't know it had changed to the Yukon Quest Headquarters). Then we followed the signs in the park to the Visitor and Cultural Center. So glad we did. This is much more than a visitor information center. This is a National Parks Visitor Center for... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This July I strolled with a toddler in his stroller to the Visitors Center from the Heart Plaza with the fountain, where many tourist busses stop, via the paved trail along the Chena River to the entrance of the Visitors Center. After the hot-day walk a wonderfully airconditioned SPECTACULAR place. My toddler-companion oohhhed and ahhhed and so did I! Begin... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to start our visit to Fairbanks. Very informative. Admission is free. The river walk is right there.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped by this place during a brief visit to Fairbanks. We were very impressed by the nice museum inside. The museum has good displays explaining the natural surroundings and the pioneers who first came to Alaska. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would definitely recommend seeing this.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful facility manned by very friendly staff. Plan to come here when you arrive in Fairbanks to make the most of your stay.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The centre is located near the banks of the Chena river walk so is very easy to get to from downtown Fairbanks. It has a mini museum at no charge and lots of information about the area and available activities. The staff were very helpful and provided us with maps and recommendations for things to do. Attractive setting too with... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great artifacts, interesting displays and films. Nice outdoor displays and a scenic walk from the Historic Downtown area. Free to the public, a good rainy day activity.

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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Fairbanks, stop here first to get a basic understanding of the area and culture. Staff are very helpful and will answer all your questions. They helped us make the most of the few days we had here and provided lots of helpful materials so we could plan our activities.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great stop for us in Fairbanks. Administered by the National Park Service. There were several activity areas for families and kids which informed us about local history, culture and geography. There was a music and dance performance by local high schoolers, which we enjoyed. We were also able to get maps and info on Denali from the... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful visitor center which is much more than just a place to pick up brochures and maps. The staff could not have been more helpful in providing information and guidance regarding the National Parks, Alaska in general and of course Fairbanks. Lots of exhibits providing the history of the center and the local man who wanted to... More 

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