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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

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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. For Pioneer Park and beyond, use our Fairbanks online visit planner to get the most from your Fairbanks vacation.
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  • The buildings, train car and sternwheeler was a blast from the past. It is interesting to walk around and in the old buildings. It was nice to be able to do it at our own pace and the fact that it is ...  more »
  • some of the best caribbean food we have in Fairbanks!! We dont got alot of good food around this town!! but this place is def!! a must try if your looking for caribbean food!! my favorite is curry chi...  more »
  • Pioneer Park was well worth the visit! The log homes moved from old Fairbanks are lovingly restored and are shops, museums, eateries. The museum is top notch! The local book selection is also magnific...  more »
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  • Worth a visit if you're in the area, but don't put it high on your agenda. Basically it's a collection of 100+ year old log buildings that were moved from various parts of Fairbanks to Pioneer Park. Each building has a nice placard describing its history. A few of them house museums and the rest are gift shops or restaurants. There is a large, nice playground for kids.
  • It's hard to describe this place. It's definitely a park - and it does have information about the Pioneers of Alaska - so the name is accurate. The park makes me think of what Disneyland may have ended up looking like if it had 10% of its original budget and no rides other than the railroad and merry-go-round. There's no miniature golf here anymore - so if that's why you've decided to visit... you're outta luck!
  • We love taking our family to Pioneer park. Great place with plenty of things to do with the family. Local artists and shops available and offer an opportunity to learn about the history of the surrounding area. The train is a great attraction and cheap for the whole family to ride. Food is available as well as restrooms, playground equipment, and the salmon bake. A must visit place in Fairbanks.
  • One of my favorite places in Fairbanks. There are cute, original to the area log huts, 2 fun playgrounds for the kiddos, & a train ride. There is also the Salmon Bake which features all you can eat prime rib, fried cod, & salmon. We also enjoy the few eateries (Synnyos) and ice cream shops.
  • This is the cutest place to visit in Fairbanks. They have historical cabins where you can learn about pioneers and do some gift shopping. There is an offering of food trucks, yum! They have a merri-go-round and a train for the kiddos. There is a museum and a play ground. You can get those old-timey portraits taken too. Great place for the whole family.
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