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Alaskaland - Pioneer Park

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, this theme part includes a mock gold-rush town with authentic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the Salmon Bake - had an awesome time. Went back to look at displays on a different day; weather had turned bad and mostly we were wet and miserable as we tried to make our way from one little house to another. Make sure the weather is good before you go. There is no way to stay dry... More

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Churchville,PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a quaint village of log cabins a very nice place to walk and relax. There was some history and cute stores.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a nice spot to kill some time. It is definitely oriented towards families and the tour busses. A great place to people watch, but not much else for the wandering Fairbanks visitor. Some displays are a bit tacky. But the paddle wheel boat museum is worth the stop.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We spent about a half day at this park. It's not Dollywood or anything, but overall it's a fun and enjoyable outing for the family. The train ride was great. It makes 2 trips around the park and the narrator gave some good information about the area. The train is $1 for kids and seniors and $2 for adults. The... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great park with a local Fairbanks flavor. The museums are interesting, and the steamboat is as well. Too bad they don't have any of the restored staterooms available for touring. Nice mix of local vendors, historical cabins, museums, and local history. Well done!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Alaskaland/Pioneer Park is free and has tons of little attractions. There are little shops, museums, food, a playground, mini-golf, a train and carousel. Some of the attractions have a fee, but the Park itself is free. The Air Museum inside the Park is also a must see!

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Bennington, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had the weather been nicer I think we would've enjoyed more and stayed longer. It was a cold, rainy day so there were some things we didn't bother doing (i.e. mini golf, train ride around park). The museums, art and history, were neat and free of charge and the dioramas on the boat were pretty impressive. We had a late... More

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Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a lot there to see with all the different shops & museums. We also did the Salmon Bake & Palace Theater. The first night we went we only had time for the Salmon Bake & Theater. We went back another day to do the shops & museums.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had high hopes that there would be fun to be had here. However, we wondered around, walked through each of the little shops and the museum. It was even a big holiday celebration with live bands. We left after about 30 minutes out of boredom.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

According to our tourist blurb the park is some 44 acres and was mid point point on our stroll along the riverside from our hotel in Boat Street to downtown Fairbanks. From those that have already knocked this City park they are rather unfair comments as they don't put this community park into perspective. An Orlando theme park it ain't,... More

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