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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to start in Fairbanks plus it’s free! The exhibits and the theater presentation were informative plus loads of resources available.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this site and all it has to offer. The grounds are beautiful and the displays are well done.

Thank RBreshears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve visited lots of visitors centers all over the USA and I think this one was the best. They have movies about Alaska, we watched the one on the Aurora, Alaska is also depicted in each of the 4 seasons showing living style and animals,...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for information about Fairbanks. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. They offer free moviies about the history and area. Just outside of the building is the river walk that is a must to take in.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting cultural exhibits. Great travel information and maps for all of Alaska not just Fairbanks.

Thank Lou994
Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays here are way above most city visitor centers. They are interesting and informative. We didnt get to see it, but there are also performances of local dances.

Thank gizzym
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place in Fairbanks for local info, maps, well-informed park rangers/guides, cultural displays (Also see Museum of the North at U of AK - Fairbanks )

Thank NoelWY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free and offers a variety of displays and films about various aspects of life in AK. We particularly enjoyed a show on the northern lights. And there are also great photo ops with the stuffed wildlife. The gift shop has a very...More

Thank janiewa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum provides a wonderful overview of AK development, but the highlight for us was the student dance performances and their interest in their culture and passion to share it. The guys were so light-on-their-feet, not a bit of gawkiness. Also, step down one of...More

Thank 2ECtravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many great displays of living off the land and the river. Nice gift shop. Everything free except for a presentation in the theater for $10. We skipped that part. It was 5 stars for me!

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David V
7 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.