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“Informative exhibits explaining culture and history”

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
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 written explanations complemented by video documentaries. One learns about the flora, fauna, gold rush history, local Indian culture, economic expansion, Iditarod racing, mining, and much more. Great news is this is all free of charge with donations requested but not required.

Thank TexasCatBird
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"downtown fairbanks"
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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,

Thank DonnaG3353
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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 5-6 30 minute films throughout the day. We missed that, but will go back later this week to catch at least one.

Thank Linda L
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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.

Thank 415Cyclist
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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 the Aurora season she is done with people asking "Where's the best place to view them from" and she couldn't wait to go home for the day! We went and talked to the Ranger who was located inside the center and she was super nice and gave us lots of recommendations for hiking in Fairbanks and event Denali National Park. I wish I could recall her name.. before we left we talked to Bob because we were not very excited about our interaction with Julia and he made great recommendations! Thank you Bob for being enjoyable to talk to!

Thank Experience663774
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