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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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It was a free walk about and not open, but we still found it very enjoyable and interesting to see. I would go back another time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Winnett, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to go every time I'm in Fairbanks!! Have been with every age group and we all find something we enjoy! Even the teenager!! Visiting the old sternwheeler with its mini displays of villages to the airplane museum to all of the vendors/ artists in the old cabins!! Always have to stop and pet Charlie the Great Dane and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

It was a free walk about and not open, but we still found it very enjoyable and interesting to see. I would go back another time.

Thank Julie Anne W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I admit the place is a tourist trap but us locals like it. Every city needs one. There are interesting attractions and the old time show at the Palace theater is well worth it.

Thank DAN S
Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 13 January 2017

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.

Thank Linda L
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 29 December 2016

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 28 November 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 27 October 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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