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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

3.9
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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  • Nice place to park and camp for the evening. This allows you to visit the park on your time. Decent food available but can be crowded when the tour buses come through. Good family atmosphere and clean...  more »
  • This park has several museums to go through along with historic items. There is a small train that circles around the park as well! Great fun for little kids & big ones too!  more »
  • A decent little walk through time with this event. Nothing to much to say but a good evening stroll is what we did.  more »
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  • Cane here during the winter on a very snowy day and had a beautiful stroll around. Very nice scenery. Nice to walk around and see all the different areas of Fairbanks. Nice area for photography. Cute little log houses that you could peek into. The auditorium was a bit outdated but nice to go in and see the local art exhibitions.
  • A great family spot in Fairbanks. Playground, train ride, tons of Alaska history and if you get hungry every night there’s the salmon bake. Dry camping in the parking lot which is great if you are passing through town or get there late. Great access to the Chen’s river bike trails.
  • Cute place to go walk around or bike with the family/friend. Large play area for kids and the train is worth taking a ride on. Multiple food places. to eat at in the summer and lots of activities that go on throughout the season. Stays really clean for the amount of people that go through there everyday. Salmon bake is right attached if you want to do that as well. Plus there's lots of Pokestops if your into Pokemon go.
  • Beautiful as always. Fun fact. I never knew there was an art gallery called the bear gallery that has free admission .
  • Here on a Sun. In winter, so mostly closed and slushy. However 5 stars for the friendliness of Gary and the guides and the historical display in the small Tanana Valley Train Museum. We lucked into their Open House which was Sun afternoon as we walked along Chena River. Recommend for train bluffs.
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