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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
Today
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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Came to learn about Fairbanks, was impressed

The workers @ the visitors center are more than awesome. Eric took ample time to answer every ridiculous question I had, and then was kind enough to spend extra time chatting and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, United States
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San Jose, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The workers @ the visitors center are more than awesome. Eric took ample time to answer every ridiculous question I had, and then was kind enough to spend extra time chatting and recommending places to visit based upon our priorities. The visitors center is filled with top notch staff. I highly recommend starting your vacation in Fairbanks here.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of information and reps from National Parks Service. NPS have maps and information that was help full to plan trips to the interior of Alaska.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Start you stay here to get idea of the area. Staff was helpful and there are some nice exhibitions. Very new facilities.

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of alll, you can get a certificate from the Visitor Center that you have seen the Northern Lights - kitschy fun. They have wonderful exhibits, a national park ranger on hand for questions, and a very nice, artsy movie about the aurora among others.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Fairbanks for 5 years & every time we had visitors I brought them here! We went several times on our own too. To begin with it's free. You might think that makes it unworthy of a visit but it's really impressive. They have it divided into seasons to see how things change during the year. It's open... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found beautiful examples of bead work and local culture. there were several videos depicting life in Alaska spread throughout the museum. The staff was very helpful!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the exhibits in this place. Very well kept. Also, free. Tiny Alaska Geographic store, and loads of information.

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Bahamas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must see museum in Fairbanks. It is very well maintained and has excellent information about Alaskan life. They also have brochures for different excursions and tour companies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best visitors' center I have ever visited. The displays are well planned, clear, and interesting. The staff was helpful too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made the recommended stop at the visitors' centre first when we got to Fairbanks. The displays were beautiful. The public bureau of lands was indispensable with information with respect to cross-country ski trails and areas for hiking. We were able to get information on events going on that weekend that we attended. There was also wifi access and clean,... More 

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