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“Great Intro to "Interior" Alaska”

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
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Ranked #2 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Durham, North Carolina
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Intro to "Interior" Alaska”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Alaska is huge! Reading up about the state before arriving certainly helps but the welcome center helps one to focus on specific aspecks and activities

Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This should be your starting point in Fairbanks...”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

You need start no other place than the Morris Thompson CVC to plan your stay in Fairbanks. They have new exhibits that illustrate life in Alaska very well. They have a video that shows the transition of the seasons in Alaska that is magnificent. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. You really should stop by the CVC if you visit Fairbanks.

Visited August 2012
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Southern Vermont
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Real people with real advice”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Fun way to get an introduction to Fairbanks and the Interior. Local residents are glad to share their knowledge, there's a couple of nice exhibits, and the place is growing. Museum of the North can be expensive for a family, this will give you a local flavor at no charge. And if you need maps etc - the BLM personnel and info is just out of this world!

Visited July 2012
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143 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best Place to Start Your Visit to Fairbanks”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Really a neat visitor center. The city has put a whole lot into this center. There are cabins outside, antler arches, and a whole detailed static walk thru on the inside. You can also pickup any information on any thing to do in Fairbanks. The staff here were great, you can tell they really love their city. Worth the stop.

Visited July 2012
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Shapleigh, Maine
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358 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Don't miss this in town exhibit”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

It is a little out of the way in downtown Fairbanks but well worth the visit. It’s somewhat small in size to most museums but that is what it is with many great exhibits. I wish they explained that they offer great exhibits and history much like a museum and it’s free. We liked it much better than the University museum. Very helpful staff and information tour desk for seeing Alaska.

Visited July 2012
Thank MEShapleigh
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