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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” (87 reviews)
“antler arch” (48 reviews)
“mini museum” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
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+1 907-459-3700
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"downtown fairbanks"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to go to get basics on places to go and things to do in Fairbanks! The info desk had a wonderful knowledgeable man named Bob who was excellent and gave us a lot of first hand knowledge. It is free and has an...More

Thank johnfricke
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Go now, so you can see the latest exhibit...How we Live, shows how Native Alaskan's live in the Summer, Spring and Winter. It is interactive and fun. Talk to the knowledgeable staff to get all your questions answered. Learn the story behind Morris Thompson, get...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise part of our day. We met a local downtown who recommended we swing by the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors' Center and we were glad we went. Admission is free, but it's nice to give a donation. There are clean bathrooms...More

Thank ManderleyAgain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for cruise tour a day early and after recovery from 2 AM flight opted to explore surroundings. Great FREE way to learn more about Alaska allow at least 1.5 hours to walk thru exhibits and watch a movie

Thank Gerald F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff seemed happy to answer all of our questions. Everything was clean and had a 'new' look. Certainly a 'must' for anyone visiting Fairbanks.

Thank GENE B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While there is a large amount of travel information available, this is also a great introduction to Interior Alaska. The museum is small but really awesome - definitely world class. Various free movies play throughout the day. They are very informative and well done. If...More

Thank Shonda K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were fortunate to have a native Eskimo guide to lead us through the cultural center. The exhibits were interesting and the aid of a guide was invaluable.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place! The daily shows of life in Alaska are excellent! The displays are engaging and incredibly informative. We got a great sense of what living in Alaska is like. Don’t miss this place!

Thank delorestcarter
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Great, free museum with knowledgeable staff and informative displays. Really helped us learn about the history of the area. Also has plenty of brochures and information about tourist activities in the area. Got a chance to speak with a native Alaskan as well, who was...More

Thank stephaniewoolsey
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had a great time visiting the cultural and Visitor Center. It was nice down by the river and close to town and eating establishments. The docents were very well-informed and very friendly! We had a great time!

Thank Chief21
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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.
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