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Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
+1 907-459-3700
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“antler arch” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
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"first stop"
in 88 reviews
"antler arch"
in 48 reviews
"great place to start"
in 24 reviews
"mini museum"
in 15 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 20 reviews
"free movies"
in 13 reviews
"local attractions"
in 15 reviews
"great displays"
in 27 reviews
"interior alaska"
in 25 reviews
"native culture"
in 18 reviews
"starting point"
in 15 reviews
"aurora borealis"
in 28 reviews
"downtown fairbanks"
in 37 reviews
"alaskan history"
in 22 reviews
"answer questions"
in 15 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 19 reviews
"gift shop"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative & interesting of the inland indigenous tribes. Morris Thompson spoke with one voice for the inland tribes.

Thank Patti021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If it is your first or fifth visit to Fairbanks, make this a must see place. It has some amazing artifacts and a great history of the area!

Thank krisfaulkner65
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This center has a wealth of information on Alaska including maps, cabin rentals and sites to see across the whole state. They also have a large Alaska book collection for viewing. There are some neat artifacts and a great green outdoor space as well. Best...More

Thank fast72
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This visitors center has a fantastic cultural display of Alaska, the native people, the wildlife, and the pipeline. Great tribute to individuals who made important contributions to the history and formation of the state we know today. In addition, it offers just about every brochure...More

Thank J-Astoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE enjoyed our short visit to this museum including a dance performance by local students who are Native Alaskan, the fee for which is $10 per person. Lots of local history of the Native Alaskan population is included in the museum. Learning about the Native...More

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun and informative free museum! I really liked the depiction of the winter outside the cabin window.

Thank Janpetersonpt07
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational. I would recommend if you are in the downtown area to go see . A great place to visit for recommendations of other places to see in the area. Lots of history on Fairbanks. Staff were very helpful.

Thank PamJ4
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best information centers I have visited. Inside there is a gift shop, wild life game displays, native Alaskan displays with beautiful clothing and tools. There is a large amount of information for anything you might be interested in. Plenty of...More

Thank jewels299
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two hours here enjoying the mounts and countless other exhibits of Athabascan Indian culture and Alaskan wildlife. Then we watched a movie on the Northern Lights, which was totally fascinating. A wonderful way to pass the time while waiting for a late flight.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to start your visit to Fairbanks! Completely free and very well presented museum of the area, culture and history. I’m so glad our daughter started our visit here! I really liked the information on the mining and Alaska pipeline!

Thank Vigilant6
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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.
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