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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” (82 reviews)
“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 2 days 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 3 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on our first day in Fairbanks. Had some history of Alaska and interesting exhibits. Saw a good movie about the northern lights.

Thank BDMcD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good info, great exhibit and enjoyed the free movies about Alaskan lifestyle. We returned twice during our trip to take it all in.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not planning on visiting, but after I had heard such great things about this place I ended up carving out some time to see what it's all about. First - the place is very well maintained with beautiful trees surrounding it, a lot...More

1  Thank MyThoughts_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has loads of info on the things in the museum and also info on local places to see. A lot of things that I have not seen or heard of before. Learned much. Gift shop has various items for purchase. Some items are...More

Thank Marie F
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David V
8 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.