Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Make this your first stop in Fairbanks

Inside Morris Thompson CenterNot only beautiful but informative, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks has brochures, maps, free WiFi, daily lodging availability, and local walking and driving tours. Serving as the regional visitor facility, the friendly and knowledgeable staff have answers to all your questions. The free 9,000-square-foot exhibit hall features outstanding displays and dioramas showcasing Interior Alaska’s people, wildlife, landscapes and seasons. Enjoy free films and programs on Alaska’s natural and Copy of Cabincultural history. 

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Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center:

101 Dunkel Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is open as of June 15, 2020. 

As a result of the global pandemic, operations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center will look different. For planning purposes, take note of the following changes:

  • Building is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Sunday)
  • Exhibit hours for the general public are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Visitors must wear a face covering.
  • Tour groups, community groups and family groups larger than three people are encouraged to make a reservation for use of the exhibits from 8-9:30 a.m. One reserved group will be allowed per day. Reservations can be made at: https://calendly.com/mtc_curbside/exhibit-reservation.
  • Groups are welcome during public hours, but social distancing and safe practices may not be available.
  • All available programming will be outside the center on a rotating basis and will be weather dependent.
  • The theater will remain closed winter 2020-21.
  • If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, postpone your visit until you are feeling better.

Explore Fairbanks Visitor Information Specialists will be available to connect patrons with visitor industry enterprises including activities, attractions, tours, accommodations and eating and drinking establishments that are open for business or plan to open soon. Alaska Public Lands Information Center Park Rangers will be on hand to advise visitors about outdoor activities and adventures.

Pioneer Park:

2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks
at the park entrance
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Open 7 days a week seasonally • Noon-8pm

Additional Visitor Information Outlets:

Also located at the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot

For More Information

Toll-free 1-800-327-5774 to leave a voice message requesting information or a free Visitors or Winter Guide
(907) 456-5774 for travel information