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Pioneer Park

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Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4014
Phone Number: +1 907 459 1087
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Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from...

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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Great Place to Visit

A great place to learn a bit about Fairbanks' and Alaska's historical roots. Many gift shops and museums. They also offer a huge salmon bake with lots of options. I took my 15 yr... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Derek D
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Colorado
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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to learn a bit about Fairbanks' and Alaska's historical roots. Many gift shops and museums. They also offer a huge salmon bake with lots of options. I took my 15 yr old daughter here and she seemed to enjoy yourself. Fairbanks isn't all that big. Check this place out, you'll like it and it's free!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely outdoor museum with old houses to visit and a fun theater production. It is a very touristy place, so prepare for it when you go for dinner there - it's great food, but very crowded.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for a meal with friends. Food well organised in eat as much as you like. Particularly enjoyed the salmon and beef. Felt the desserts could have been a better quality.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed walking around Pioneer Park. While there are places to spend your money you can enjoy many of the displays and exhibitions for the cost of a small donation. Even an old paddle steamer with a section of diorama displays of many riverfront towns.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was on and off my list of things I wanted to do in Fairbanks many times. I finally decided to add it to my drive in and if it wasn't of interest I could leave, wasting only a half hour. I am surprised how much I enjoyed it. It's like a cross between playground, old amusement park, historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No charge to walk around and look at historical cabins that have been relocated to create a village setting. The cabins have shops in them during the summer months but all of them were closed except one. No problem though, our daughter loved tbe playground and we enjoyed the nice setting. Would definitely recommend as a place to chill with... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the historical village and learning about the old days of Fairbanks. We really enjoyed the Palace Theaters play about the early days...well worth the entrance fee which is inexpensive..$11. very entertaining and produced with VERY professional actors with GREAT voices and acting ability...Nice art gallery on the site and touristy stuff...90% of the shops/things were closed as... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there mid- September and everything was closed for the season, except the well equipped museum about the history of the Fairbanks gold rush, A major collection of tools and exhibits and it is free! For $4 a person you can see a presentation featuring murals and narration about the gold rush and pioneers in this part of Alaska.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to relax in the park as we were tired out from flying to fairbanks and did not want to make the day packed. Admission to the park is free, and some of the attractions are either free like the ship and train exhibit, or require a fee like the plane museum, carousel and mini golf. The ship and train... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held a meeting in the park. Great family friendly park with lots to do for everyone. Kid and dog friendly.

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