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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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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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A great first stop

If you visit Fairbanks this is the first place to stop. Always informative and the staff is extremely helpful. Take you time and look around. Ask all the questions you want, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you visit Fairbanks this is the first place to stop. Always informative and the staff is extremely helpful. Take you time and look around. Ask all the questions you want, the staff is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Learn the history of the original people's of the land. Very informative. Took my 3 year old granddaughter who enjoyed seeing the animals also.

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Thank Donna R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The center has a small museum, some movies and lots of brochures of things to do in the area. As we were there on "shoulder season," we appreciated that all the brochures were clearly marked as to which venues were still open and which had already closed for the year. Be sure to get your picture at the arch of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visitors center is a great place to start a visit to Fairbanks. It houses in one place everything you need to plan a visit, whether you're looking for the most unique tour experience or a rugged outdoor adventure. There are some very cool displays depicting life in Interior Alaska, both historical and new. Pick up all the reading material... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn more about fairbanks and its history, with many fascinating dioramas and displays. You can also find maps and information guides about fairbanks which are useful for tourists. Free wifi which is really strong and clean washrooms. There are also activitues if you have the time for a fee such as a craft sessions and photo taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to get an overview of Alaska history. It was worth the visit and was also free. It is WELL DONE and you will get alot of information on the history of Alaska. The exhibits are great, the movie is great!

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant, free activity to learn more about Alaska and her seasons,native people, and wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I stopped in here. Plenty of good exhibits, with interesting artifacts. Lot's of information available for exploring the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Combining the roles of a visitors' centre and a museum creates a wonderful multi-function one-stop-shop. Heaps of information about the city and its surrounding area, the attractions in which visitors can participate and wonderful displays highlighting many aspects of Alaskan life - fauna, history, oil pipeline, the vagaries of the Alaskan climate - all presented in a modern, user friendly... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this compact and yet comprehensive cultural exhibit. Particularly enjoyed the bead work display. Good spot for information and films about the area. Parking is available. Gift shop is small, but contains some lovely items. Make a point of stopping in if you are in Fairbanks.

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