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Alaskaland - Pioneer Park

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Back in the day, some city fathers, and mothers, made the wise decision to begin to preserve many of the old homes which faced destruction as downtown Fairbanks modernized. The riverboat is a classic from a bygone era. The aviation museum has great stuff, including much about classic aircraft, and video presentation. This is the site also, of historic events.... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good place to visit during the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day when everything is open. The park has something for every age from playgrounds to historic buildings and a restored steam railroad that circles the park. The costs are reasonable for the activities.

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St. George, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There wasn't much going on because of winter but it was still worth a walk through. Not many people and thus a good opportunity for photos. Would like to go back in the summer time when everything is open.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

During our visit, the park was only open because it was the Arctic Winter Games. We were able to visit all of the museums for free also which is a good thing. I would have been very upset if we had paid admission to any of the attractions there as they were old, smelly and unorganized. Do not waste your... More

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Pleasanton, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I think people here tend to compare apples to oranges ... This place is neither Disneyland nor a street mall, it's something different in the middle. First off, is park is big enough to walk around, it has some historic structures and objects brought in and a pioneer museum. And all of that is free and open all year around.... More

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seattle
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is clearly designed as a kids' place for summer fun. A little hokey but still very interesting even in winter when covered in snow with the shops closed. It's like a model pioneer town. But they've relocated real pioneer homes to the park. The museum is very interesting. Not the first or only place we would go but worth... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Although closed in the winter, it was nice to wander the streets and see some of the buildings from Alaska's past. The playground was still open, yet snow covered. A peaceful way to spend some time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was with a group and we visited everything there. They have a small gauge train that runs around the edge of the park. Really nice. It probably would have been better if we were there in the middle of the season as not everything was open. But it was a fun visit anyway.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When I arrived in Fairbanks, my hotel was across from the Pioneer Park. What I didn't knew is that early September most of the attractions are closed for winterseason. Inside the park (free entry) there are several attractions, like museums and things to visit for kids, in which some of them a entrance fee is required. After 6pm the restaurant... More

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connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Replica village is fun to see as well as the little museum on the grounds which is free of charge. Train rides available....fun for the family.

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