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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

(3.8/5 based on 750+ 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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  • The most interesting are the cottages which give an idea of as Fairbanks residents lived in the last century. Also found me interesting the history of the railways which relates in the wagons that exposed laying. It is not something unforgettable, but if you have time it is worth dispense you 1 or 2 hours.
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  • I admit the place is a tourist trap but us locals like it. Every city needs one. There are interesting attractions and the old time show at the Palace theater is well worth it. 
  • The park is beautiful in the snow without a doubt but for us, the Bear Gallery was the destination to find local artists works and rub elbows with them as well. 
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  • 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.
  • Visited the bear gallery and was very surprised! Great space and lots of artists displayed.