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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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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
+1 907-459-3700
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped by the Morris Thompson Visitor Center first thing in the morning and we were pleasantly surprised! Sat down for 30 minutes to watch a free movie on the Aurora and found a lot of helpful activity brochures as well. Did not interact with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Huezin L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Freewill donation to enter and it is full of Alaska history and culture. It has movies offered throughout the day also free ( same movies that the Museum of the North will charge extra plus the cost of mission to see!) Staff is friendly especially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gaylynnclnc
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot to learn here and everything is presented spectacularly. Just beware that the shop doesn't open till 12pm so you may get caught not being able to buy a souvenir here until then.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adrielle P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Provided just the right amount of information and includes a theater to watch a film about the Northern lights. Nice exhibit going back in history of Alaska and the city of Fairbanks from the gold rush to building the Alaskan pipeline. Also plenty of info...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great displays very informative and story line flowed throughout. Video sessions were very well thought out and easy to view. Room well equipped and comfortable. Very warm place in winter. Only disappointment was the geo centre was not on pen on a Monday and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryLouG361
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have done an awesome job with this Center. The exhibits are beautiful! Lots of information and booklets about Fairbanks and things to do in Alaska. A must visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C7226DKmariar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We headed here as a starting point on our visit. Staff are very helpful, the onsite museum very informative and the native culture shop staff a nice bonus. Lots of information available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 24travelnow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit, quite informative. Super friendly staff. One downside wish they offered the live cultural exhibits during the winter; as opposed, to just the summer months.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiahT784
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is all about the way of life in the Alaskan interior. They run movies every hour on a variety of different topics. We happened to be there for the aurora movie. It covered the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the Aurora Australis (Southern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and willing to talk to you and introduce Fairbanks to you. The place is clean. Parking is easy.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.