Trip Planner:   USA  /  Alaska  /  Fairbanks  /  Theme Parks  /  Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

(750+ reviews on the web)
Theme Park
Pioneer Park displays Alaskan history and heritage in a cozy outdoor environment. In addition to offering a playground and picnic area, the park also features a Wi-Fi connection and a selection of small shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Many are tucked inside historical wooden houses and cabins that were transported here from other locations across the state. One of the park's main attractions is the five-decked paddle steamboat, SS Nenana. The vessel once transported passengers and cargo but is now a museum. Admission to the park is free, but some attractions and activities have fees. Use our Fairbanks tour planner to visit Pioneer Park on your trip to Fairbanks, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Fairbanks itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Fairbanks

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Fairbanks by other users

15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Seward, Denali National Park and Preserve & Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM ITALY August, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Canada & Alaska BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We had an extra full day in Fairbanks since our flight home was not until 1:30 am on Sunday. We visited on Memorial Day weekend (Saturday) when it just opened to celebrate it's 50th year. A lot of old...  more »
  • Went to Pioneer Park. OK...more for children. Had the salmon bake. Rip off. $34.95 for overcooked, dry piece of salmon, baked beans, salad, potatoes. Desserts tasted like they were right out of a Whol...  more »
  • Interesting to walk around. Little museum is good. Lots of walking. Shops to look into. Air museum also.  more »
Google
  • A great place for many activities from shopping, to exploring the several museum's, different varieties of art in music to culture to contemporary, and a playground for the kids. In addition, every night at 7 they feature a music performances. The Pioneer Park also has many food vendors and a lot of different places to have a picnic or a BBQ or your organization or business can book a pavilion for summer picnic parties. They have an optional RV parking as well. So, much more to name, definitely a great place for the family and visitors. I would definitely recommend coming here.
  • Neat little park with many old cabins and structures relocated here, offering some fascinating insight into Alaskan history, a few fun games/rides for kids, and snacks to be enjoyed along the short stroll. Great on a nice day to checkout the town and show visitors around. Avoid being allured by the nearby salmon bake... Best, ~S
  • A fun place to walk around and see different thing museum style and plenty of things for kids to do since it is also a park and it's free admission. Some places do charge nominal fees to go in for extras but still nice. Plenty of shops and places to eat just stay away from Mama Grizly's Grill unless you have 30+ minutes to wait on a funnel cake or longer for other food after you wait forever in a 3 person long line....
  • Alot of outdoor play areas for kids. They have a train that does a circle around the park and a carousel ride that my grandson loved. It's a great way to speak an afternoon at low cost.
  • Its a city park. Not Disney. Admission is free. Steam paddle wheeler. Many historical things and buildings have been moved here. Museum. Live shows at times. Foods. Drinks.