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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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“mini museum” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
+1 907-459-3700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the visitors center because a flyer in the hotel lobby said it would have a lot of flyers and suggestions of what to do in Fairbanks. It became obvious it wasn’t going to clear up enough to see the Northern lights while...More

Thank Cherilo59
Reviewed 2 days ago

The center is a great place to learn about Alaska, Fairbanks, and activities. Bob was especially helpful.

Thank jeffindyairshow
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited and it had displays of the culture and environment of Fairbanks. They also had an auditorium with various films playing on an hourly schedule, Worth to visit.

Thank chinagirl19us
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the first place we stopped at in Fairbanks. The staff was really helpful with letting us know what businesses had limited hours or were closed in the middle of winter and they gave us some tips on where we might be able to...More

Thank TravelbugHNL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Morris Thompson Centre is convenient to get to by foot given it’s downtown location. The visitor centre was full of maps and flyers to help tourists explore Fairbanks and it also features a FREE exhibit focusing on Alaskan life and history. It’s educational and...More

Thank VikkiBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the 4 seasons exhibit and learned some of the history of Fairbanks. It was neat to listen to the Fiddlers play in the culture room. The staff there is very helpful. The facility is exceptionally clean as well.

Thank jlgayton
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn about Alaska, this is a place to start. We came here and learned a lot about Alaska.

Thank A7115GX
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great resource for area information and also education. The Natural History exhibits are first class, especially with the sounds of wildlife, like cranes, piped in over the dioramas. A good place to learn about Alaska Natives. The multi-screen video of the seasons...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center (MTCVC) was just a short walking distance from the hotel I was staying in during my visit to Fairbanks. Visitors -- both local and foreign tourists -- should drop by this center before roaming around the city to...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a real gem. 25% visitor's bureau; 25% national park center; 50% museum/theater. Larger than we expected and filled several hours strolling the nifty museum, watching a film, getting junior ranger badges for the kids, and talking with the info center people. One...More

Thank Horalky
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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.