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, 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 cultural history. Wander the grounds to discover outdoor sculptures and colorful, Athabascan-inspired mosaics adorning the walkways. Snap a selfie in front of the farther north antler arch or the on-hundred-year-old log cabin. The center also has an artisans’ workshop, a planning area for outdoor excursions, cultural programs and an Alaska Geographic store. The Center is home to Explore Fairbanks, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Alaska Geographic, Denakkanaaga and Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs. 

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Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center:

101 Dunkel Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Building and exhibits are open 7 days a week
Jan. 2 - May 24: 8 am-5 pm
May 25- Sept. 1: 8 am-6 pm
Sept. 2- Dec. 31: 8 am-5 pm
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
*Exhibits close 15 minutes prior to building closure

Additional Visitor Information Outlets:
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