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Pioneer Park

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Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
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+1 907-459-1087

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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The salmon bake is very good. Plenty of opportunity to walk off the large meal along the Chena river or rent a canoe for a nice time paddling up or down river on this slow moving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles S
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is beautiful in the snow without a doubt but for us, the Bear Gallery was the destination to find local artists works and rub elbows with them as well.

Thank headachedoctor
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pioneer Park has a fun Railroad that you can ride. Many old buildings which have been moved from other places to the park and info about each building. The highlight of the Park for our group was the Air Museum.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived in Fairbanks for 5 years & we went to Pioneer Park several times throughout the year. They have lots of programs so check the schedule. During the summer they have a gold rush town with local artists selling their items in historical buildings. It's a great way to see some history & find great souvenirs. The have a... More 

Thank jeanneo66
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salmon bake is very good. Plenty of opportunity to walk off the large meal along the Chena river or rent a canoe for a nice time paddling up or down river on this slow moving water way.

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West Richland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Pioneer Park and I always insist we make a stop there when I visit! I have made a handful of friends while there! Some staff and some, just others who are wandering park! The workers are all friendly and happy to talk with you and the shops are too cute!

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Over the course of our five visits to Fairbanks we have many diverse experiences within Pioneer Park.Our favourite would be the day spent on the 4th of July .The Music the parades even the dogs were sporting the Nations bandanas! .There was the International Friendship day. .The original heritage cottages transported from downtown make for such a unique place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Really enjoyed our afternoon at Pioneer Park. Some very interesting exhibitions. A couple of nice trinket shops. Ate at the Salmon Bake and even caught a show (which was fantastic). Would definitely recommend a visit

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Chestertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

You can learn about history, art & culture as well as shop & eat. Children will enjoy the train ride and playground. You can park your RV here for a small fee for the night.

Thank outsidenow
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This historical oasis is definitely worth the visit! We enjoyed walking around the park to see the historical buildings, eating at Salmon Bake, & generally enjoying the day. There was a place to rent canoes & bikes that will try next time we visit.

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Guamote, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Came here back in June and all attractions were open. Ate at the halibut buffet before we walked around Pioneer Park, it was nice to see all the different cabins from around Alaska through the times. Went again in October and things were closed for the season but it was still nice to go and see at a different time... More 

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