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Situated on the banks of the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska is the
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center—a modern structure with pops of
architectural orange and a siding skin that shimmers like an Alaska salmon. It
is the home of world-class exhibits and Alaska Native art and today is the
grand opening of the final installation—the Gateway.
Local community artists, events, attractions, activities and tours are
the well-spring of the Gateway exhibit. The concave exhibit space invites the
viewer to soak in the place we call home—Interior Alaska. Hiking and biking,
kayaking and high-kicking, our active lifestyle is on display. Art and
entertainment, events and attractions, all in one place to urge you on, out our
door and into Alaska’s interior.
Fairbanks is a launch pad, a stepping-off point, a hub of opportunity
to further explore. It is from here that trips of a lifetime are made—like
crossing the Arctic Circle or standing mesmerized at the sight of Mt. McKinley
towering above the pristine landscape. Rugged wilderness and ancient cultures
are waiting right out our back door.
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