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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

Excellent exhibits of native Alaskan life/culture, and history of settlers. Great films at the theater. Doubles as visitor center with friendly and helpful staff

Thank Louis L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great display that showcases the area. They have very informative and knowledgeable people that can let you know on the must do of the area.

Thank tganuza
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this cultural and visitors center. The visitor center part of the building is what you would find in most visitors centers- brochure after brochure about Fairbanks and the area around it- what to do and see. Then there is the...More

Thank christine n
Reviewed 5 days ago

This visitors centre had a lot of displays as well as several historical or geographical movies well worth looking at.

Thank randjtaylor330
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is more of a history museum than a visitor center - and it is all free! They not only have the expected brochures, they also have a friendly staff and history exhibit to walk through. Great place to start your visit in Fairbanks.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative & impressive museum-quality displays, and quality movies too! Highly recommend the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center. We are so glad we visited.

Thank MMWhite
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem - and well worth spending some time at. Loved the excellent movie presentations and the interactive displays. A great insight into the life in the frontier and the history of gold, the pipeline and other significant events in the north. Lots of...More

Thank Chris43bh3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice way to start your Fairbanks vacation. Provides helpful information from literature and staff. Nice northern lights film though it is dated 2012. Colorful flowers outside center early September.

Thank lucy19902015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So helpful. Staff was very informative. Lots of info provided. Northern Lights film was very informative.

Thank ShelleyC C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum type displays, full of information for someone new to Alaska. Centered in a local park on the beautiful river and a lovely walk with statues and the famous Antler archway.

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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.