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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 yesterday via mobile

This is a good place to start your trip and get last minute ideas for what you have not already planned. You can also get your Aurora Watcher and Arctic Circle Visitor certificates here, which are awesome souvenirs. There are nice displays, gift store, instructional...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank benjaminr148
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd been here before on a previous trip but still fascinating to see the displays of life In interior Alaska. The docents are very knowledgeable and helped us select activities to do and places to see. A must see place early in your visit!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TXRanchman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though it is a small place to visit but it has all of the information that you need to know about Fairbanks. The short movies are also great!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zhi-Shao L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow this place was amazing! I had not expected it to be like a museum. It is a beautiful facility with fantastic exhibits and you can learn a lot about the people and land of Alaska. I loved it. There is also a great gift...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wendy73949
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy walk from downtown hotels. Lots of help and info. Very good exhibits. This place is good, but do not confuse it with the Museum of the North, which is on the Campus of the university. THAT place is a must-see, and you need to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo Ann N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the Cultural Center. It gives a good overview of the people and culture of Alaska. Staff are great about answering questions. The movie looked interesting, but we were not there at the correct time to watch them.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank N B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Plenty of information. Useful help and advises. Maps and coupone books. Free Wi-Fi. Nice people and clean enviroment.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wenxiangh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful overview of the area and its history. The staff are all pleasant, welcoming and take time to answer questions and instruct visitors. Don't miss the fry bread with homemade blueberry jam in the Athabascan cultural area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice, clean modern visitor center. We met with a lady who had lived in the North Pole just up the road for the last 30 years. Although she seemed nice she couldn't remember some of the names correctly of the places we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shana J
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to providing tourist information, this visistors center included nicely done exhibits about the local culture. There were films, too. It's worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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.