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“Small, but Pretty”

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Visitors center is located along the very pleasant river walkway which is several miles long. The building itself is relatively small for a cultural center with a few exhibits and a video viewing area. There is a good selection of tourist brochures available and someone to assist with questions. The property includes one of the original settler cabins with it's attached small garden and outhouse. There is also an picturesque antler archway at the river walk entrance at the back of the parking lot. A nice place to start your visit in Fairbanks, but not a must see.

Thank darkvm
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"visitor centers"
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"free movies"
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"interior alaska"
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"great information"
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"downtown fairbanks"
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. The staff were very friendly and informative about the area and culture . The building is very impressive with lots of information on offer through exhibits models pictures and film.
It’s also free!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Found the visitor center while walking around downtown. Excellent exhibits and films. Helpful staff if you need suggestions for things to do. Definitely visit. Allow some time if you want to see the films. No admission so you can come back for a later time.

Thank parrots2
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the site mainly to find a Letterbox Cache. The cache took us throughout the displays searching for certain sites. We really enjoyed the sites and displays. They have lots of information about the area and brochures for the surrounding area.

Thank Leigh R
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

THis should be your first stop. Friendly staff who assisted us with places to see. Their museum shows the real Alaska.

Thank Dave B
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