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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Open Now: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
+1 907-459-3700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice stop after walking along the riverfront in downtown Fairbanks. Watched a movie on the Aurora, and looked at several exhibits on life in Alaska. Staff at the center were great in giving restaurant ideas and there were tons of brochures for you to look...More

Thank SP1012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and visitors center. The displays are well done and educational. We watched a video about sled dogs that was great. Only disappointment was that they closed the gift shop 30 minutes before the center closed and wouldn’t be...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here first before walking the river trail. Just outside I enjoyed the beautiful gardens, both floral and vegetable. Inside we found the visitor information center and a museum which turned out to be larger than expected. Historical and cultural exhibits were vibrant with typical...More

Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your visit will help you understand the history of Alaska and the peoples. They also offer brochures of places to visit and things to do. Make sure this isn't your last stop on your Alaskan trip,

Thank DonnaG3353
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Offers info on things to do and see around Alaska’s Interior. But the best part was the small museum area. Info on the seasons here and how it affects things, as well as some nice exhibits around the locals and tribes in the area. Offers...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my last stop before leaving Fairbanks. I should have stopped here first. Lot's of great info on the history and science of the area.

Thank 415Cyclist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The initial lady who assisted us with recommendations was not very excited I think her name was Julia. When we mentioned that the main reason we came to Alaska was to catch the northern lights she made a comment about how by the end of...More

Thank Experience663774
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Informational museum I’ve ever been to. It’s free, and has exhibits second to none. Free maps and numerous friendly, helpful volunteers to answer any questions.

Thank ozark56hillbilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thompson Visitor's Center is definitely worth a visit: great displays, complete with sounds and lighting for authenticity. The flowers outside and old time cabin also fun to check out

Thank Shay O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend a few hours, learning about the culture of Alaska. I went before I went to fish camp, and was impressed at what I learnt. I returned after, and was just as impressed. The gift shop has a wonderful array of...More

Thank Katie E
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David V
8 March 2016|
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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.