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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
+1 907-459-3700
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“first stop” (85 reviews)
“mini museum” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
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+1 907-459-3700
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"first stop"
in 85 reviews
"mini museum"
in 15 reviews
"great place to start"
in 23 reviews
"local attractions"
in 15 reviews
"interior alaska"
in 25 reviews
"great displays"
in 26 reviews
"fairbanks area"
in 42 reviews
"fairbanks visit"
in 12 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 20 reviews
"answer questions"
in 15 reviews
"small museum"
in 26 reviews
"alaskan culture"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 50 reviews
"northern lights"
in 52 reviews
"log cabin"
in 12 reviews
"aurora borealis"
in 27 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best visitor centers we have visited. The National Park service is here with all the national park stamps and information. Peter, one of the national park ranger, was so kind and helpful. He spent over 30 minutes with us giving...More

Thank gsleung2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This visitor center will give you a glimpse of Alaskan life and does a fantastic job at that. The exhibits are very realistic with attention to detail given to every single piece. We actually visited this place twice (before we started exploring Fairbanks and one...More

Thank Sai S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour brochures, bus schedules, hiking maps and a beautifully laid out series of displays about Fairbanks and all for free! Knowledgeable staff, good restrooms, easy parking, on the bus route, right in town on the river. I would not miss this as a first stop...More

Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is not your typical visitor center. It is more of a museum with several videos on the area as well as displays and a gift shop.

Thank Kayren O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to start your visit to Fairbanks. Have very helpful staff, lots of brochures, movies and nice displays. Walking distance to Downtown Fairbanks

Thank Jammerman52
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I echo what many have said. Good stop to make when you first arrive to the area. I could have stayed all day watching the great films shown. What an excellent place to educate yourself on all things Alaska. If I go back I will...More

Thank bnball
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of very interesting things to learn about Alaska and the locals. No entrance fees and open seven days a week, a must see while in town.

Thank Esteban100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This center is more like a museum, with free interesting movies included! We stopped here to see the movie about the aurora borealis (northern lights) because they weren't active during our visit to the area. We learned a few things and enjoyed the show. The...More

Thank PJMS_11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum, nice people, lots of useful tourist information. Stop here first and pick up brochures for nearby attractions and entertainment. Worth a stop.

Thank SnapDragonfly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit when in Fairbanks! One of the biggest visitor centers i've been to and the place contained lots of informational and educational materials on Fairbanks! The staff there is amazing! Everyone that i interacted with was hospitable and helpful! Thank you to Ms....More

Thank Sterling E
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David V
7 March 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.
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