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Pioneer Park

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Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
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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Visit Pioneer Park if in Fairbanks

The history in the buildings and the ship were very interesting. The native exhibit was very good and we thank the worker who visited with us about the World Eskimo-Indian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lubbock, Texas
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Shelbyville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a free park to enter. It was clean and easy to get around. The playground was all age appropriate. The stores were nice to walk around. I really enjoyed meeting Charlie and his owner Justin, who is an excellent artist his carvings are beautiful and Charlie is a very well trained dog. The food and extra actives were... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history in the buildings and the ship were very interesting. The native exhibit was very good and we thank the worker who visited with us about the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics and showed us the video. This is a good site to gain history on Fairbanks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute area. Probably best during special events but children would enjoy year round. Good for a stroll with an ice cream cone.

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't know what to expect when we decided to go to the park. Once we where inside, we thought it was pretty good. Lots of things to do and see. A few shops to visit and most are priced well. Fun train ride available and a couple of free museums. A nice way to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to walk around. Nice collection of stores. Pretty place to spend an afternoon. Food is available too.

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel told us that it was close enough to walk to...... it was more than 5 miles so we took a taxi on the return trip. The displays were interesting but too many of the shops were closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not expected much of this park and were pleasantly surprised to see such a number of different exhibits and things to do for both adults and children. Our favourite was Gold Rush Town, 35 restored buildings from early Fairbanks, each with their own history explained. There was also an historical steamboat SS Nenana, and the Harding railroad car,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We almost skipped this because we thought it was just for young kids. So glad we went! On the river boat you can see miniature recreations of historic towns. There is also a gold rush town and native museum. It's small but has some interesting displays. There are shops and food stalls and other museums we didn't get to see.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyable 44 acre free fun park right off Airport Way, a main street in Fairbanks. This is not a "6 Flags" park but provides a little fun for every age. The park highlights the history of Fairbanks with museums and many early cabins that have been moved to the park in their original state. Most of the cabins are now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a day to spare and stopped in to see what the park was all about. There was way more to it than we expected! We loved the historical buildings, the historical boat with the miniature display inside and the historical train. The shops were fun and it was neat to learn more about the history of Alaska and... More 

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