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“A different country”
Review of Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park
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$105.00*
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
Ranked #8 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Experience "northern Alaskan" thinking and impressive real size condo's. Fun time for kids too at little play park. Nice old pics and actual garments as reminder of lifestyle forgotten. Impossible not to buy something to take home...

Thank Deon F
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

A mix of attractions in one location. Several small historical museums and a number historical Fairbanks buildings. The Tanana Valley Railroad Museum is great. Oldest steam locamotive in the state is operated once or twice a month during the summer. Pioneed Alaska Air Museum has some cool planes and exhibits about Fairbanks avaition history. The Alaska Salmon Bake is a wonderful dinner.

Most of the attractions are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Thank Staggerwing12
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Totally cheezy, but a good way to kill time and get a little extra knowledge about the area and the history. Nice little shops. I went in the end of august, and most were having sales before they closed up for the season.

Thank Knlake
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is not for everyone. It's one of those parks where they've collected historical buildings and recreated a little town as it might have been. What I liked best was the little musical review. We were here twice - once with EcoSeg (great place to be on Segways) and once at night after most parts were closed. I think it is best for young families but the musical (one hour - lots of fun for $20) was a great way to cap off our first day in Fairbanks this year.

Thank Speederchick
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

A victim of "branding", Pioneer Park is still called Alaskaland by those who have lived in Fairbanks long enough to remember it by its original name.

Alaskaland has something for everyone: two playgrounds for the kids, covered shelters set in open grassy areas for picnics, an "old town" composed of actual cabins and other historical structures that were moved from downtown Fairbanks, a train that follows the circumference of the park, an Alaska Native village and small museum room (which needs improvement), an air museum, a great art gallery with rotating shows, a concert hall/convention hall, a square dance hall, a saloon that puts on a musical show during the summer, and in a remote corner: the Alaska Salmon Bake.

Most locals use only that part of the park that fits their needs: the picnic area and the playgrounds, or they may come to hear music in the concert hall or outside at the Gazebo near "old town". But a visitor may want to spend 2-3 hours touring all of Alaskaland, because there is a lot to see. Many RVs park in the large parking lot just outside the park.

1  Thank ungaknunap
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