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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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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
+1 907-459-3700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it! The best part is that it is FREE ADMISSION! If you come to Fairbanks, it's either you're vacationing with your family or chasing the Aurora light with friends/loved one. This is a nice place to spend some time during the day time to...More

Thank Felicity F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed learning about the native people and wildlife. There was a ton of information about the pipeline but sadly very little about climate change. Being this far north and a base for climate research, I expected to learn a bit more. The rangers...More

Thank Kyla P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good parking lot, nice location next to the river. Displays are informative (but not too much). Forest service representative good for trail information for hiking. Good for an hour or so.

Thank Traveling_Sandy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice stop after walking along the riverfront in downtown Fairbanks. Watched a movie on the Aurora, and looked at several exhibits on life in Alaska. Staff at the center were great in giving restaurant ideas and there were tons of brochures for you to look...More

Thank SP1012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and visitors center. The displays are well done and educational. We watched a video about sled dogs that was great. Only disappointment was that they closed the gift shop 30 minutes before the center closed and wouldn’t be...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here first before walking the river trail. Just outside I enjoyed the beautiful gardens, both floral and vegetable. Inside we found the visitor information center and a museum which turned out to be larger than expected. Historical and cultural exhibits were vibrant with typical...More

Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your visit will help you understand the history of Alaska and the peoples. They also offer brochures of places to visit and things to do. Make sure this isn't your last stop on your Alaskan trip,

Thank DonnaG3353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Offers info on things to do and see around Alaska’s Interior. But the best part was the small museum area. Info on the seasons here and how it affects things, as well as some nice exhibits around the locals and tribes in the area. Offers...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my last stop before leaving Fairbanks. I should have stopped here first. Lot's of great info on the history and science of the area.

Thank 415Cyclist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The initial lady who assisted us with recommendations was not very excited I think her name was Julia. When we mentioned that the main reason we came to Alaska was to catch the northern lights she made a comment about how by the end of...More

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David V
March 7, 2016|
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Response from David V |
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.