Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center: Our most recommended tours and activities

The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

1. The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

Your Fairbanks Highlight Tour begins with a pick-up from your Fairbanks accommodation, so you can skip the hassle of transportation and taxi costs. Start your exploration of Fairbanks at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor's Center. Here you will receive a great introduction to the culture and history of Fairbanks and Alaska. Next, make your way to the Trans Alaska Pipeline. The pipeline viewpoint is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. You'll also visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries make this museum an extraordinary destination. Here you'll discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s cultures, places, and wildlife. Finally, head to the Santa Claus House. Visit Santa at his home in the North Pole and maybe get a chance to have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Santa Claus House has plenty of souvenirs available for purchase if you would like to take a small piece of Alaska home with you! You'll be taken back your hotel after your tour.

Fairbanks Heritage Sightseeing Tour

2. Fairbanks Heritage Sightseeing Tour

Peruse interesting art exhibits and installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Learn about Alaska’s history at the Museum of the North, where you can find contemporary art, natural history and the intriguing sound room. The tour will also visit and learn about the gripping history of Alyeska’s pipeline and, depending on the season, explore Pioneer Park, which features several museums and attractions highlighting Fairbanks’ history, and that of the surrounding areas. Discover Alaska’s diverse culture, and its historical and economic hallmarks, on this fascinating tour. It's the best way to understand the particular history of this unique state.

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What people are saying about Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Our guide was Josh. He picked us up on time from our hotel. He told us his story about how he landed in Fairbanks and the remoteness of his house. He drove us to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center and gave us a personal tour. He then took us to the Museum of the North where we had plenty of time to explore on our own. Our last stop was at the North Pole and again had plenty of time to explore on our own. He kept the tour entertaining by telling us the history and landmarks as we were passing them. There is no set time for lunch so make sure you eat the Museum of the North or grab a milk shake, ice cream or fudge at the North Pole.

Very good guide, interesting issues and places ! Happy taked part in it ! I will recomend others to make it !

Was a great excursion. Justin our guide was very friendly and informative

Our guide was personable and well versed on all of our stops. Great job

Great tour. The tour guide Joe was very interesting.