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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

1,669 Reviews

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Carol H wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Charity was super. She knows everything about everywhere we asked about. She is in the right job. Thanks Charity for making our time in Fairbanks so memorable.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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staceyleemoore wrote a review Dec. 2020
Statesboro, Georgia20 contributions3 helpful votes
This museum doesn't excellent job of portraying how the natives of Alaska live and used to live. It is free and open to the public.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from MorrisThompsonCenter, Executive Director at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Hi Stacey, We're glad you found the information at the center useful. Thanks for your review!
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lisa b wrote a review Nov. 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Very educational and the art work was a real delight. Make sure you block out some time to interact with the exhibits.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from MorrisThompsonCenter, Executive Director at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Thanks for the review - we're delighted, too, that you had fun at the center. Most people say they need about an hour to walk through the exhibit. When we're offering programs like movies and live shows it's easy to spend several hours here!
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Doreen C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida452 contributions56 helpful votes
We enjoyed reading and listening to the history of the area. Children would enjoy the exhibits too. They also have flyers on local activities, events and the bus routes.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MorrisThompsonCenter, Executive Director at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Thanks for the review, Doreen! We are open 8-5 Monday through Saturday right now. I know that my son has been to the exhibits many times and still enjoys walking through. He really loves the airplane in the lobby. Kids are always welcome here.
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Brian D wrote a review Oct. 2020
Denver, Colorado1,277 contributions117 helpful votes
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A nice place to visit when you are in Fairbanks. Strangely, probably the least friendly staff of any place I visited during my two weeks in Alaska. Just not what I would expect at a Visitors Center. Probably just a bad day, but it did kind of put a damper on the visit to the Center. Other than that, the exhibits were tremendous, with lots of insight into the history and culture of Alaskan life throughout the years. The museum has exhibits honoring some of Alaska's wildlife, history, dog sledding, and more. Dioramas that provide insight into life in Alaska. Parking lot is huge and free to park. They do offer the usual brochures for places to visit in Alaska, but they are currently covered behind plastic, so you have to request brochures from the staff. This did not go well, and I wish I hadn't bothered. Almost all of the brochures are available online with a QR code for scanning. Outside the building is an Alaska outhouse and a small cabin pays tribute to days past in Alaska. On top of it all, there is a great gift shop in the building. The gift shop staff was friendly and helpful. I purchased a great Morris Thompson Visitors Center t-shirt. Great souvenir. Will visit again next time I'm in Fairbanks.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from MorrisThompsonCenter, Executive Director at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Responded Jan. 28, 2021
Hi Brian, I'm sorry to hear you had a negative experience with our team. Please feel free to reach me at info@morristhompsoncenter.org if you'd like to follow up. It sounds like you were nonetheless able to enjoy the museum and gift shop. Thank you for including that information in your review. I'd love to hear how the rest of your visit went. Best, Sara
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