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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
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felicity F
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kyla P
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveling_Sandy
Reviewed October 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SP1012
Reviewed October 12, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonnaG3353
Reviewed October 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindal442
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 415Cyclist
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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David V
March 7, 2016|
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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.