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Pioneer Park

2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-459-1087
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Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, this theme part includes a mock gold-rush town with authentic pioneer log cabins, mining equipment, musems, a replicated Native American village and a huge, drydocked sternwheeler open for tours.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-459-1087
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Reviewed today

We were amazed to find that admission to the park is free. You can walk through the stern wheeler and learn about the history of the region and many of the towns etc and you can wander and browse the many shops and businesses that...More

Thank AussiePD
Reviewed yesterday

Several things to do within venue, shops, light meals/treats available, small train, dog friendly, nice place for a walk.

Thank Kimmey C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a delightful place to spend a few hours. It's kid friendly and dog friendly ( no dogs in buildings of course). The village cabins were so interesting, stepping back to see what early life was like. The only distraction for me was the fact...More

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a hour or so. Many old cabins relocated here. Ride the train. Amazing art display in the Community (Civic?) Center. Walk around in the old sternwheeler.

Thank hal4311
Reviewed 2 days ago

Admission to the park is free, but some of the museums charge a nominal fee to visit. The Park is open year 'round and is home to many of Fairbanks' early cabins and buildings, which have been moved from their original locations. You can read...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tells the history of mining in This part of Alaska. Shows the hard ships and gives you a greater understanding of the old days and the pioneering advancements in mining here. A nice little train trip takes you around stopping every so often to demonstrate...More

Thank ozchick5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park was built for families to come explore Alaska's history ,see the train museum ,the aviation Museum ,go in houses from the 1900s ,ride a train all With a central play ground and put putt course for children and families alike. Plan on three...More

Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a free site to visit and it has lots of interesting old houses and a paddlewheeler. It is a great family place, lots of room to get out and stroll

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We would have liked to visit all of the cute little cabins, that were moved from different area around Fairbanks while we were waiting for the show to start (do go to the show) but nothing was open yet. :(

Thank CTKath
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entrance. Real little cabins. Nenana ship, that is the last lady on the river. Excellent food, and lots of small shops to collect gifts. The museum is excellent, and shows a real good insight to the early Alaska. Must see. People are friendly, and...More

Thank Nagy_Andor
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Ronen K
How much time do you think we should plan for a visit (family with 2 kids - 14 and 10)?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Cathy K | Reviewed this property |
My answer is it depends on you, your children and the purpose of your trip. Since they are older if you're wanting to use this as a teaching tool regarding Alaskan history then you'll spend hours and hours. If you want a... More
karolyn j
Is the train still running and is old time photo still open and what are the cost
9 October 2016|
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Response from Bee J | Reviewed this property |
Both were there and active when we were there in August.
Is Betsy's Photography still in the park?
28 February 2016|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.