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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
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$105.00*
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Only had a day in Fairbanks. Walked around town, saw the ice museum and a few tourist shops and then walked to this visitor / culture center. Interesting native displays and history of the area. If interested in the area, this is a good place to start.

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"first stop"
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"great place to start"
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"antler arch"
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"mini museum"
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"visitor centers"
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"free movies"
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"local attractions"
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"excellent exhibits"
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"interior alaska"
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"great information"
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"downtown fairbanks"
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I learned a lot about the northern lights. The movie on the Aurora Borealis was good and informative, but they need to update the quality to HD.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was my first port of call on arriving in Fairbanks and I considered it time well spent. There is a rather nice exhibition looking at the impact of the changing seasons and some cultural displays and a gift shop. I suspect it's real value is to those carrying out deeper research than the casual tourist, but the staff are very friendly and helpful and if you want to find out anything about the area, this is the place to come. The building itself is set in nice, well tended grounds, with pieces of modern art work and a reindeer arch. There is also a nice walk along the river banks and plenty of parking.

Thank Catherine N
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were disappointed in this Center. After hearing some wonderful things about it, I found it to be more a commercial advertisement for Fairbanks than a center that educated me on the cultural background and activities of the local Athabascans. If you're in Fairbanks, you can skip this Center and not miss much.

Thank Vabandit
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This cultural center serves as a nice introduction to the Alaskan Interior way of life and has some first-rate lifestyle/ historical exhibits. The exhibits don't give too much in-depth information but they are really well-done. Between that and the films offered (one about "Life at 40 Below" is pretty outdated but look past that, and you'll get some good insight as to how life really is lived), you get a good feel for the pride Fairbanks people take in their city and what it's like to live there. Pretty building and a good stepping stone to more information for the area (maps, attractions, etc). Worthwhile!

Thank Rbrowneyed
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