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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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Good information center

It has local information and useful guides. Grate walk from there to downtown and the river. Close is the fudge cafe and the museum of ice in the city, has a exposition inside and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has local information and useful guides. Grate walk from there to downtown and the river. Close is the fudge cafe and the museum of ice in the city, has a exposition inside and has free parking

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone recommended going to the visitor center so we did. Great choice. There was an entire walk-through museum plus movies about Alaska and Alaskan culture. The people there were helpful and knowledgeable. They suggested places to visit and also checked the aurora forecast for us. There was a nice gift shop. Outside, we saw our first ice sculpture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Helpful staff with a plethora of brochures on area attractions and events. If you ask nicely they will even share their favorite place to view the auroras! The museum area is a wonderful collection of what has shaped Fairbanks into the city it is today.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was just down from our hotel. Their exhibits are very well done; employees are very knowledgeable and friendly. They had a good selection of little documentaries too. We definitely will be back

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Hood River, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to get an overview of Fairbank's past, present and future. I very much appreciated the quality of the displays showing the flora and fauna around Fairbanks....along with awesome videos highlighting special events, scenery, etc, during the year. The staff is very helpful. Thank you. And if you're visiting Fairbanks, do put this on the start of your trip....just... More 

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Winnett, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my dad. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but enjoyed ourselves. They have different exhibits for different seasons as well as some other exhibits on the pipeline and mining. I found the exhibits to be informative and very well displayed. There is also a display in the common area with pamphlets of things to do in Fairbanks as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff that will help visitors plan their stay in and around Fairbanks. Make this one of your first stops to ensure a great vacation in Fairbanks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this cultural center! You learn a lot about the history of Fairbanks and the people from a visit and it's a perfect way to get acquainted to the city. If you are staying in DT Fairbanks you have to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff suggested good restaurants. Different video every 2 hours, so we watched one, took a taxi to Santas house then went back for the next one on northern lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center is a must see when you visit Fairbanks. Wonderful displays to show scenery, videos of the local area, displays showing local Native artwork, photo opportunity to have your picture taken in a parka, gift shop, friendly folks to guide you and answer questions.

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