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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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Cute litte place with a lot of history

The salmon bake was just ok in my opinion, but it was fun with friends and the scenery was interesting. We saw the show and I did not care for it, others enjoyed but just not my... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2016
Santa Barbara, California
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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Cute area to walk around and see both replicas and actual old buildings from early Fairbanks. We visited in early June and many shops and buildings were closed. Most of the snack/food shops take cash only, so plan ahead and don't rely on places taking a credit/debit card.

Thank Jeff A
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to Pioneer Park, I'm struck by 2 things: 1. Wow - amazing presentation of Alaskan history, with its variety of entertainment options for the whole family! 2. It could use some tidying and repair (especially the mini golf, which is nearly falling apart in places) I'll keep going back - but will continue to hope that... More 

Thank Inbr2
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The salmon bake was just ok in my opinion, but it was fun with friends and the scenery was interesting. We saw the show and I did not care for it, others enjoyed but just not my thing. It would have been fun if we had more time to explore the park itself, we had a short visit so i... More 

Thank CaliMustanGirl
Union, Oregon
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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of things to do here when. We enjoyed walking around on a nice day but many of the shops were closed. Would be interested to see more while it's open.

Thank darcymwood
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Nicely compacted museum. Meaning there is a lot to see in a small space. Only $4 entry fee. It was open on May 23rd. I'd say give about 1 - 2 hours depending on if you read most of the items. Don't forget to look up. Note, the entire park doesn't open until after memorial day. Check schedule if your... More 

Thank tobim31
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

In summer..... They have a kid train. They have a lot of neat old buildings (careful not to bump your head if you are over 6 feet tall!). They have an old train passenger car and a paddle boat too. The kids playground is really meant for kids under about nine. There is souvenir shopping. There are places to buy... More 

Thank O7259CUsarahb
Chesapeake, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016

Add this to your list of things to do while visiting Fairbanks, AK. Fun for the whole family with something to see and or do for just about everyone's taste. While there be sure to ride the train with the authentic narrow gauge, coal burning locomotive as it makes its way around the park. Get a feel for cabin living... More 

Thank RetArmyNCO
San Diego, California
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place especially for kids and adult that like to walk and look around. Tje salmon bake is over rated. Skip and check oit some of the small cafes on the East side of the park. Both the Greek cafe and miner cafe have excellent food at a very reasonable price. Best deal miniature golf. 4 players 4 drunks and... More 

Thank TheCaDean
Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a big community park that includes a train ($3 per ride), carousel, mini-golf, running/biking trail, gazebos with BBQ area for rent, kids play area, a dance hall, a Native American museum (small), an aviation museum, a community center for events, a theatre, a steam boat-museum, and a decent size replica of a frontier village with some of the... More 

Thank Baila L
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Very clean, has picnic shelters. Can take a train ride around the perimeter of the park. Nice playground, safe & clean. Also a merry-go-round for a fee. Summer time the olden day shops are open.

Thank Sandra L

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