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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

Theme Park · Water / Amusement 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. For Pioneer Park and beyond, use our Fairbanks online visit planner to get the most from your Fairbanks vacation.
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  • The park is free although some buildings ask for donations you are free to enter without placing anything in the box. We needed to stretch our legs and figured this was a good place to do it. Many of....  more »
  • The bathrooms are super clean. The place was closed while we visited, but we still enjoyed it. All the buildings from the original downtown were moved here to show how the original town worked. Very.....  more »
  • This is a collection of historic buildings, some of which now house museums, that show how the people of Fairbanks lived in the past. You can visit historic houses and the pioneer museum, and then...  more »
  • A nice place to spend a few hours. Enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting the museums and shops. Shopkeepers were friendly and the train ride around the park was fun. Passed the entrance to the Salmon Bake as we left (never made it there but heard it was good) so the park may be a good before- or after-dinner option for a nice walk.
  • The park is well maintained. A little something for everyone. A great place to bring the family. Entry is free. There's a handful of places for food and ice cream as well as a little locomotive for rides. During the summer they often feature live music and various events. Nice little tourist stop.
  • We were there pretty late (8pm) so almost everything was closed but the park itself was really nice and the souvenirs were really reasonably priced. I definitely want to go back when more is open! The buildings are all old pioneer cabins with little info plaques about where they are from.
  • Fantastic park for the community and visitors. We used the park to overnight with our RV. We found it a bit difficult to understand the process on how to pay (which was really cheap). There was lots of room for RV and pretty easy to get in and out. Highly recommend.
  • Cool place to walk around. None of the stores open until noontime. So although the park is open early don't expect to go in any buildings or shops. The Park itself is very peaceful to walk around before the shops open and you can still see all of the old equipment and cabins. The restrooms were overflowing and could use some cleaning and plumbing work.

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