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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks

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Pioneer Park displays Alaskan history and heritage in a cozy outdoor environment. In addition to offering a playground and picnic area, the park also features a Wi-Fi connection and a selection of small shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Many are tucked inside historical wooden houses and cabins that were transported here from other locations across the state. One of the park's main attractions is the five-decked paddle steamboat, SS Nenana. The vessel once transported passengers and cargo but is now a museum. Admission to the park is free, but some attractions and activities have fees. For Pioneer Park and beyond, use our Fairbanks online visit planner to get the most from your Fairbanks vacation.
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  • Though most of the shops are closed for the season, Alaskaland, as we locals call it, still has a few things to offer visitors in the winter. The air museum at the park is a jewel! The exhibits and hi...  more »
  • the intention was to make it like in the old times, jus like what it looks like in the gold rush. But, it's more like an amusement park for me.  more »
  • The time to sell, it's quite nice. Some modernization might not hurt. The aircraft Museum costs extra, but quite interesting. For small children, the Park is more suitable than for children from 10 years. Right next to it is the best beer garden in Alaska. We could eat enough at 30 degrees below the trees of salmon. What you want???
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  • Warm evening with my two dogs. Did not get to look at everything as my girls were doing the directional control. Wanted to spend more time at the Gold Dome looking at the Pratt & Whitney R-2000 engine and Beech 18 airplane.
  • Great place to bring the kids and family on a summer day due to play grounds, ice cream, mini golf and $2 train rides as well. Many local events are held here during the summer days including free bbq/lunches, local concerts and more. During winter time the place is a perfect visit to bundle up and walk around to enjoy the frosted over tiny cabins that have been decorated with Christmas lights. Make sure to check out the river boat rides in summer also!
  • Great place to learn about Alaskan history. Many historic buildings. Some have museums, some have shops, some are just displays of how life was and still is in parts of Alaska. There is even a live stage show in an old theator. Many events held here, year round.
  • Nice place to walk, and feel the history of last 100+ years in a Park 50+ years old. SS Nenana, Harding Car, train + plane make Pionner Park unique. And the cabins each with some special history make it just special and unique :)
  • Awesome place to spend the day with kids and your pets toys to play on houses to explore and great food. Be sure to check what holidays the steam engine is working for the railroad the train ride, it is quite the experience!
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