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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: +1 907-459-3700
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Your 1st stop for visitor information. Enjoy Alaska Native art, music,...

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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Well Done Fairbanks

Each and every time we visit Fairbanks we have several visits to this wonderful place.We were actually there while the murals were being painted a truly excellent job. Praise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Each and every time we visit Fairbanks we have several visits to this wonderful place.We were actually there while the murals were being painted a truly excellent job. Praise also to the section where the Athabascan ladies were running the native jewellery making class.To Selena Alexander a big thank you for noticing how tired we must have both looked and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In this one stop, you can see and experience Fairbanks' uniqueness. The videos that they play in the theater are informative even to residents. As well you can pick up information on other area activities, restaurants, attractions, lodging, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitor centre has excellent service and staff was incredibly helpful. They gave us Aurora certificates as we had seen the northern light the previous day! it has a small natural history and local museum which is very well done! You can take a short walk from here to the city centre along the river which was frozen when i... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building and surrounding grounds are beautiful, which cannot be said for many Fairbanks institutions. The information center is always helpful and quite knowledgeable. The mini museum/local attraction exhibit gets it right. And the kicker... it's free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 2 teenage boys to Fairbanks and this was our first stop. We had been here before and enjoyed it. It didn't disappoint. There are very good displays depicting seasonal changes in Alaska, and frontier living, as well as visitor information resources.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should your first stop in Fairbanks if you need some help planning what to do. Lots of information on the area. There is also a really cool walk through museum area that I found very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the bookstore closes the museum is free...or at least that's what they told us when we rolled up and there was no admission. We spent probably 30 minutes there. It was a great place for a little history and had some exhibits like an old cabin and wilderness scenes. They also had some movies and lots of plaques with... More 

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Cindy S, General Manager at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Morris Thompson Center after your visit. Just to clarify, admission is always free, regardless of whether the bookstore is open. Our goal is to celebrate (and educate visitors) about the people and land of Interior Alaska. Glad you were able to stop by to learn a little more about how we live! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing museum! They have collaborated a lot with local Native Alaskans so it is an unique museum with actual artifacts, tents, and buildings used by Alaskans. The sound effects are cool and it is a wonderful way to see all the changing seasons in a year in Alaska no matter when you go there! If you're there in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. I think this has to go on the Must Do list if in Fairbanks. The displays are arranged by season, with information about the flora and fauna applicable to that time of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful facility that is well planned and contains so much information for tourists and locals alike. Great place to spend several hours. Excellent facilities- lots of brochures to choose from. Great staff... Recommend it highly.

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