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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
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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Extraordinarily Good Visitors' Center

This visitors center is far larger and nicer than one would expect in Fairbanks. My wife and I were literally stunned by the size and quality of the place. The people who work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This visitors center is far larger and nicer than one would expect in Fairbanks. My wife and I were literally stunned by the size and quality of the place. The people who work there are extraordinarily knowledgeable and there is lots of information available.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a brilliant visitor centre in a superbly modern building just a short walk from the Golden Heart Plaza. It is a fantastic source for tourist information and has all the usual stuff you would expect in such a place but also so much more......all FREE! The displays of Alaskan life were brilliant and they have a theatre showing... More 

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Omaha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the exhibits on early life in the area. We viewed a film on the aurora, but it was on a small TV as the theater was out of order. The exhibits were worth viewing. We spent a bit over an hour there then walked along the Chena River, enjoying the pleasant weather. The antler arch is a good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this place in the afternoon. It is quite a long walk (longer than one is led to believe) from the town centre. It was not too busy and I had a simple question, but I had to wait about ten minutes, while the lone customer service agent answered an extended question with one customer. During that time there was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great visitor's center with a lot of valuable information about what to see and do in Alaska. They show some films throughout the day, but it just happened to break down when we chose to attend an evening film about one of the National Parks. Hopefully they have it fixed by your visit.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First stop on our group tour of Alaska. Great selection of literature and highlights to see in the state--all at no charge. The cultural center appealed to serious history buffs as well as casual "tourists."

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Fairview, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is more than a visitors center with brochures for local lodging, activities, shopping, restaurants! There are very nice exhibits that focus on the history and people of Alaska. I especially enjoyed the displays of Native Peoples artwork -- beading, clothing, basketry, dolls, carvings, tools! A wealth of information here and all for FREE. My husband is a vegan, and... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the cultural center. It had displays of artwork, equipment, an replica of a cabin with furnishings, historical artifacts and more. We especially enjoyed the young locals who presented native songs and stories. Only regret was we did not allow enough time for this stop.

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New Bloomfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The young lady that helped us plan our first couple of days in Fairbanks was GREAT. She knew all the hot spots and could even tell you a little about each place. I had to remind her that we had limited time because she kept telling us of places that seemed like we just couldn't miss. Also while you're there... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has it all. History, what to do in the area, local and area information, maps, movies, dioramas, and... it just does not end

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