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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Opens in 5 min: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 1 week ago

We stopped her first on arrival to Fairbanks and what great stop. The diorama's are amazing, great information on all things Fairbanks and where to go, and some great literature on different military information.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really not an activity. You can get maps and information you might need, but this is nothing more than something you would see on the highway at a roadside information center

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mom_with_Miles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a couple of hours here to learn about the history and culture of Alaska. It’s a really great little museum with no entrance fee. Donations are accepted, though. We watched to movie about the Aurora, which was interesting, but kind of long at 55...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four stopped here for a visit in Fairbanks. This center is good for a couple interesting hours with young kids and does a good job of sharing the Alaska way of life in winter and in summer. They also have a theater...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank justinlpdx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a free place to visit so an absolute must. Really well set out with a lot of info regarding Native Alaskans. Great visuals and art. Lovely park and grounds. Check out the antler arch too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovingit_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place has a nice walkthrough display. Tons of info on the local area. Also staff on hand to answer questions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 499ryanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of info about life in Alaska throughout the seasons, about the history and culture of the native peoples. Movies that run in the theater are very well-made and informative too. A couple hours flew by without us even realizing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alt c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great first stop. The exhibits are really interesting and well set up. Also if you visit the Arctic Circle and see the northern lights don’t forget to collect your free certificates from the Visitor Center.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jacky15491
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Morris Thompson Visitor Center first thing in the morning and we were pleasantly surprised! Sat down for 30 minutes to watch a free movie on the Aurora and found a lot of helpful activity brochures as well. Did not interact with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Huezin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freewill donation to enter and it is full of Alaska history and culture. It has movies offered throughout the day also free ( same movies that the Museum of the North will charge extra plus the cost of mission to see!) Staff is friendly especially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gaylynnclnc
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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.