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Alaskaland - Pioneer Park

Address: Fairbanks, AK
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
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Ranked #18 of 70 things to do in Fairbanks
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Historic walking areas, Amusement Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska...
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Type: Amusement & theme parks, Historic walking areas, Amusement Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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 pioneer log cabins, mining equipment, musems, a replicated Native American village and a huge, drydocked sternwheeler open for tours.
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Big Island, Hawaii
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's ok, but its age is really showing. Maybe the town should float a bond issue for renovating it. I really liked the dioramas inside the old riverboat. Too bad they've been vandalized!!!!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So, this place rocks. Like, seriously rocks. They took old, historic buildings from the area and stuck them all in one place and filled them with different artsy things and gift stores. The houses or buildings have their histories posted outside, and one is so awesome it's just this Kitty lady's old house, with all her old stuff being a... More 

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dania beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A little village between the airport and downtown. This is what every city should have, a free entertainment area with a little history, a little shopping, and places for kids to play. The park is accessible year around, but the shops are only open during the summer season. Theater productions in both the larger and smaller theater are all year.... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Plenty to do that doesn't kill the budget: entertainment, food, stores, history, etc. Definitely worth the visit.

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LA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went during the winter time so the cabins are closed. However, they put up Christmas lights on them so we still end up spending at least an hour there to take pictures. But make sure you dress warm. Our toes were almost frozen and we were forced to go back into the car because of the cold.

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Freeport, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice place to spend a few hours while in Fairbanks mostly outdoor attraction food for purchase free parking

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

During my stay in Fairbanks I did a Salmon Bake and Golden Heart Review evening tour. The evening I was there was the last salmon bake of the season so it was extremely busy. There were long lines for the for the salmon bake and seating at times was limited. There was reasonably choice of salads and hot food. Dessert... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was born in Fairbanks but just went back for first time in over 25 years. I will say "Pioneer Park" (wow that was hard to type) has improved greatly from my memory as a kid. If you are in fairbanks with your kids, be sure to take them here. You can see some good history, and there is a... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Being from Australia I have always found the Wild West of the American 1800's fascinating... This historic park is certainly interesting although probbaly not for the whole family Heaps of amazing historical facts, steam boats, Alaskan gold rush displayed items and much much more including a gold rush themed town you can walk around and even buy souvenirs from. Love... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you're interested in the Alaskan gold rush period I reccomended stopping by Pioneer Park (also known as "Alaskaland" by many locals). The shops are open in the summer, different food and sweet stores along with handcrafted shops. Much history is posted around the park. Also stop by the a Salmon Bake which has super delicious food, the salmon is... More 

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