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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • Go on spring allows you to participate in picnics with the locals, can eat meat or smoked salmon, totally familiar and beautiful.
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  • This historical oasis is definitely worth the visit! We enjoyed walking around the park to see the historical buildings, eating at Salmon Bake, & generally enjoying the day. There was a place to rent ...  read more »
  • Came here back in June and all attractions were open. Ate at the halibut buffet before we walked around Pioneer Park, it was nice to see all the different cabins from around Alaska through the times. ...  read more »
  • Don't be fooled! This is not your average public park! It used to be called Alaskaland, and that seems much more appropriate. It is a cross between a city park, a living history museum, and a boardwalk. It looks like a fun place to be a kid. As adults, we also found good food, exhibits on local history, and restored historic buildings.
  • I had a great time here! Love that admission is free because you get to see so much history in this one park! The train and mini golf were very inexpensive and fun! I highly recommend it!
  • Pioneer Park is a cool little village kind of thing. There's a big event center and a bunch of touristy things that are pretty cool. Lots of great food options too
  • Absolutely love this place. The park is always filled with kids and my son always makes new friends. The small stores there are filled with very nice people. The ice cream is my favorite. And the events they have there are always so entertaining and fun. My husband recently competed in a bath tub race and I love that they included the tourist. The train is also very fun to ride especially when you go in the screaming tunnel.
  • Pioneer Park is a great place to play with the kids, encounter local artisans, and get a taste of Fairbanks early years as you walk through Goldrush Town. Tons of fun and budget friendly.
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