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Alaskaland - Pioneer Park

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #14 of 35 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There is plenty to do and see at Pioneer Park. The historical buildings, the excellent museum, the mini golf, the train ride, the aviation museum and much more, added up to an enjoyable afternoon. One downside was the voracious mosquitoes which overran the mini golf course.

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Alamogordo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

While this is especially oriented to families and children a single adult can find much to enjoy. The steam boat, the railroad and the mining town are all intriguing and the many vendors appeal to every possible taste and interest. I actually went there twice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Ok, maybe it's a little hokey, but this is a lovely way to spend at least half a day (or more, depending on your love of eating and shopping). Part historical site (with old buildings brought from downtown Fairbanks), part playground, part museum, with lots of little places to eat and browse, it's delightful. It's a little ways from town,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Pioneer Park has a little bit of everything for the whole family. A nice play park and min-golf for the kids, a small air museum (fee), historic buildings and the Harding rail car (President Harding) for the history buffs, a show and little shops for the rest. At the opposite side of the entrance is a salmon bake (all-you can... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really disappointed in this as write ups had made it sound quite interesting. Not much there and what is was quite poor. The exhibits are small and amateur and there's nowhere good to eat. Some families there with young children having a run around but unless you have small children needing to let of some steam I wouldn't bother going.

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Ivanhoe, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We started with the dinner which was all inclusive including salad, rolls, baked beans, prime rib, salmon, and tempura cod, beverages, and a few dessert choices. If you qualify, remember to ask for a senior discount. It's "all you can eat" so be sure you're hungry. We walked around the buildings including a small museum in Pioneer Park and this... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice "historic" shops, a small museum, walking trail, and some playground equipment. There is also a merry-go-round, small train, and mini-golf that you have to pay for. The kids like the play area and the shops and museum are worth a short stop. Nice place for a picnic lunch or birthday party. During the winter they string up lights everywhere... More

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The kids love the big playground, the carousel, and the train ride. Be prepared to shell out a few bucks when you come. And sometimes the mosquitos follow you around in the train so wear a long sleeve shirt. The mini golf course is weak and the concessions stink. Bottom line, if you have kids they will love it. One... More

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Red Deer
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This may not be indicative of Pioneer Park, but went to the salmon Bake there. Was very pricey for quality of the food. If you went just to stuff yourself, then okay, but I like some taste with my meal. Wife could finish the prime rib, and I had trouble with the crab. Wife tried the salmon, and nothing like... More

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Spring Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you and your family want to see how Alaskans in Fairbanks lived in the past, Alaskaland-Pioneer Park is the place for you! The admission to the park is free. However, there are charges for a few of the onsite museums, mini golf, merry-go-round and train ride (check out the original locomotive in the free museum - 115 years old... More

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