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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Closed Now: 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
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of resources for things to do, places to eat etc. Helpful staff. We really enjoyed the movie about mushing dogs. We came back a day to see the Aurora movie. Good displays about the history of the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mjhflorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a little time to kill on our last day in Fairbanks and decided to drop by the Morris Thompson Cultural center. It is a nice open visitors center with great educational displays. I wish we would have stopped by here earlier in our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FiremansFlame93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

30 min to look around. 30 min to watch a film. Killed time while waiting to check in to hotel. Shuttle driver recommended it. Glad I went. Gift shop closed on Sundays. Walked there from nearby Clarion/Regency hotel- 13minute easy walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 931gingerr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxed and enjoyable walk around the centre. I found the film show very informative. Lots of info available to read about the area, plus free Sunday papers and also gift shop on site to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S7041MVjon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumped two rangers by asking what an item in a display case was. Turned out it was a stretcher for a beaver pelt. We learned lots of interesting history of Alaska and the Fairbanks area. The center is modern, clean and outstanding in how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jbbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several residents recommended this Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks. We were happy to view their informative movies on the aurora borealis and dog mushing. We also enjoyed their excellent exhibits and gift shops. Their staff was so accommodating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this museum is not exactly state of the art, its exhibits give a clear picture of the most significant parts of Alaskan history and is easy to access. Several of the films are also worthwhile, and the reconstructions of the smoke house and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sewkap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned a lot here and spent about an hour looking at all the exhibits on life in Fairbanks! It's almost like a mini museum. If you have kids, they will really enjoy going through. You can also find information on the area, clean bathrooms...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne Marie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our visit here! A nice collection interpreted beautifully with life-size dioramas and nice cased displays. Visited in January so it was very quiet. Staff were very helpful. Great facilities in the building. Lovely walk around the park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DonnaGetMeStarted
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun little stop to get a feel for Fairbanks and some history. Make sure to watch the simulated Northern Lights in the cabin of the Winter section. Pretty cool!

Date of experience: January 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.
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