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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

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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 2 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 3 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 4 days 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 6 days 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.

Thank 1bevfox
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on August 28, 2018 and enjoyed everything they had to offer. Excellent exhibits!! Lots of local and regional maps along with very informed staff. NPS visitors center are always a nice place to visit. Great books for purchase.

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than a visitor center as it contains many artifacts and information about the state and the area. Worth taking the time to visit.

Thank roja54
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop. Beautiful little cabin in front, flowers and vegetables as life in Alaska years ago. Antler Arch picture spot and then lots of information for all ages.

Thank Cindy R
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David V
7 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.