Built on the edge of the Chena River, this park is everything that a tourist trap should be. It was built-in 1967, on the hundredth year anniversary of Alaska's purchase from Russia. Until 2001, it was known as Alaskaland. Today, filled with old buildings, recreated railways, and other charming attractions, the park is a mix of a natural retreat and a theme park. Its attractions are as follows:
- The RV campsite
- The Pioneer Park playground - It has an animal train. Check out of a 100 year old carousel.
- Alaska salmon bake - A restaurant
- Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts - It may look like a birthday cake That is actually an excellent temporary art exhibition Hall
- Alaska Outdoor Rentals & Guides - This is the place to get your adventure gear be it cycling, hunting or kayaking
- Mini-Golf Fairbanks - 36 Holdsworth of fun
- Mining Valley - Recreated exhibit of gold mining equipment and operations
- Pioneer Air Museum - Dominant exhibition of some of the oldest haircraft used by the Alaskan state
- Riverboat Nenana - This historical craft houses the park's visitor centre
- Tanana Valley Railroad Museum - An exhibit on the original use of railroads in Fairbanks' first industry
- The park has free wifi
- Find the visitor rules and regulations at the visitor centre
- Ideal for multi-day trip and picnics
- While there is no fee to simply visit the park, you will have to pay to camp there overnight, or to park your RV. These fees range from CAD 11 to CAD 15
- Free for under 5
- Individual attractions and establishments inside the park may have their own admission fees. Please contact the relevant establishment to confirm opening times.
- Individual attractions and establishments inside the park may have their own opening hours.
- Please contact the relevant establishment to confirm opening times.
- Blue bus line stop 180 - Pioneer Park
- By car
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95% of people who visit Fairbanks include Pioneer Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
44.29% of people start their Pioneer Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Pioneer Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pioneer Park
Worth a visit if you're in the area, but don't put it high on your agenda. Basically it's a collection of 100+ year old log buildings that were moved from various parts of Fairbanks to Pioneer Park. Each building has a nice placard describing its history. A few of them house museums and the rest are gift shops or restaurants. There is a large, nice playground for kids.
It's hard to describe this place. It's definitely a park - and it does have information about the Pioneers of Alaska - so the name is accurate. The park makes me think of what Disneyland may have ended up looking like if it had 10% of its original budget and no rides other than the railroad and merry-go-round. There's no miniature golf here anymore - so if that's why you've decided to visit... you're outta luck!
We love taking our family to Pioneer park. Great place with plenty of things to do with the family. Local artists and shops available and offer an opportunity to learn about the history of the surrounding area. The train is a great attraction and cheap for the whole family to ride. Food is available as well as restrooms, playground equipment, and the salmon bake. A must visit place in Fairbanks.
This was one huge amazing Park! We had gone to the salmon bake which was a little pricey but well worth it! Mouth-watering melt-in-your-mouth salmon to die for all the food was really really good! I highly recommend doing this to everyone!!
Wasn't open yet, but walked around looks like it would be fun. It opens this coming Saturday Memorial day weekend. I did make it on Saturday, and what a blast we had. So many cute little shops to visit, rides, places to eat. This place has two really nice museums inside the park. We visited them both. We had a great time!