Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9074593700
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Tourist Center, Family And Kids
If you want to get properly organised for your tour of Fairbanks, and it's surrounding region, this is the best place in the city. Outside, you'll see a 1905 pioneer cabin, restored to original condition. Inside, the staff is extremely helpful. They will help you with travel books, tours, hotels and any other booking that you may require. Brochures of every kind regarding every activity imaginable are made available.
The Visitor Centre also functions somewhat like a museum. 9000 square feet are dedicated entirely to the exhibition of interactive displays and dioramas - honking geese and native music included. They portray the landscape and nature of interior Alaska. Furthermore, there is a small theatre that plays movies regarding Alaska's cultural and Natural History.
You may also want to check out the cultural and environmental classroom areas for a more in depth.
- Check out the gift shop
- There is free wireless Internet
- Take a picture near the Antler Arch
- Red Bus Line stop 290 - Wendell St @ Morris Thompson Visitor Center Westbound
- Blue Bus Line stop 107 - Wendell Ave @ Tanana Cheif Conference
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95% of people who visit Fairbanks include Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
74.68% of people start their Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
We accidentally walked here on our evening walk along the river. We were pleasantly surprised to see it open late. We walked around visitor center and the cultural center. It was a very interesting center. Enjoyed the sounds and the short video. Definitely recommend this place
You walk in greeted by pamphlets of things of interest around town, which is super convenient. If you're wanting more you can go further back to a VERY cool museum-esk hallway loop with tons of info on life in Alaska and really pretty art. The most recent trip I took was in the month of September and I didn't really see any staff to talk with in case I had questions but over all the experience was great!
We spent a week in Fairbanks and returned here 3 times for information, visiting exhibits as well as gleaning advice and suggestions from Bob and Sherri. Bob was very patient answering all our questions about places to see and when was ideal for viewing the aurora borealis - and he was right on! The movies are enlightening and the exhibits depict what life had been and now is. Overall a MUST see before you do anything in Fairbanks so you can learn where to get the best bang for your buck.
It was fun and full of great information about Fairbanks and Alaska. I really enjoyed the movie about the Aurora Borealis,and the articles on display. Everyone was very friendly. The center was very impressive.
Nicest visitors center I had been to. Excellent film, small museums, stores, cultural displays. Knowledgeable staff. Gardens and walkways around the center were pretty and well thought out. Worth the stop and visit.