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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago

This was my favorite stop in our stay in Fairbanks. The visual presentation was outstanding, from dinosaur bones to native masks. I was pleased to see some of the early pioneering women represented as well! Do not miss this museum if you have any interest...More

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a kaleidoscope theater where you can view highlights of the winter season in Interior Alaska, including the Iron Dog snow machine race and the World Ice Art Championships. An Elders' Hall in the gallery is an octagon shaped room modeled after those present...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum, organized by life in Alaska around the 4 seasons, is a treat to the eyes, ears and nose. The art and artifacts and accentuated by wildlife sounds, video clips, things to touch and even the smells of smoked hides. It is really inclusive...More

Thank Alaskatraveler45789
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family was headed to the Arctic Circle. We did not book a trip because we wanted to get there late summer solstice. We were able to pick up maps get great Free info of road conditions and stops along the way( which may or...More

Thank rayeargan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Many rooms devoted to the development of historic homes,cool Alaska displays of wildlife ,videos of events ajoining a park with a monument dedicated to the end of the Alaska Highway and a monument celebrating the veterans of WWtwo and their service to the country. Plan...More

Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting and well worth a visit. This is a good place to start your vacation to better understand the culture and area of the Interior of Alaska.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, the free museum is excellent with a great variety of things to see, read, and learn about. It's well laid out and the displays are well thought out when they were placed. There was no need to rush through and although it was crowded,...More

Thank Dianne P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some general Fairbanks info, a small shop, a theater (they had some local music thing scheduled for later in the afternoon we were there). Parking - free parking! Note that the free street parking downtown is limited to 2 hours - they chalk mark tires...More

Thank fflbrgst
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a downtown as sparse as Fairbanks, this is definitely one of the highlights that you really MUST see. For one, admission is FREE! Just outside the museum is a lovely little park and also the Antler Arch is a great photo op. Inside, there...More

Thank whitster33
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum with actual cabins, dioramas and many exhibits depicting the gold rush and the native peoples of the area. Worth a visit.

Thank comfortnurse
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David V
How much time should one allow for a full visit?
8 March 2016|
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Response from paulabl17 | Reviewed this property |
Well we just spend 30 min inside