Pioneer Park, Fairbanks
Pioneer Park, Fairbanks - Address, Phone Number
Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Pioneer Park, Fairbanks
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
Pioneer Park Information
- The park has free wifi
- Find the visitor rules and regulations at the visitor centre
- Ideal for multi-day trip and picnics
Pioneer Park Ticket Prices
- 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.
Pioneer Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Individual attractions and establishments inside the park may have their own opening hours.
- Please contact the relevant establishment to confirm opening times.
How To reach Pioneer Park by Public Transport
- Blue bus line stop 180 - Pioneer Park
- By car
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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks Reviews - Write a Review
Seriously this is nothing more than a tourist attraction, and far from one of the better ones in the Fairbanks area. Good place to see some of the old homes from this area and spend money on overpriced food and trinkets(to many of which actually are made in China). Otherwise not really worth the time it takes.
Alaskaland (the real name of Pioneer Park) is the place to be in summer. It's free to enter and play. The putt putt golf has a fee, the carousel is usually $1/ride and the train is $1/ride as well I think. During a warm summer day, it's great to hang out with friends, play in the park and get some food/ice cream. There are museums and an old school town with shops too. If you are in town, stop in and enjoy.
This is an eclectic collection of old cabins and the small businesses who occupy them have lots of souvenirs and handmade Alaskan items. Walking dogs and kids is a activity. The playgrounds are fun and have lots of things to do for kids of all ages, divided into 3 areas age appropriately. Several museums and a theater keeps you entertained. An old stern wheeled grounded ship gives you an insight in the local area villages with a shipload of model villages from the past. The salmon bake, and many food vendors insure you don't have to go hungry or thirsty. Finally the steam train runs around the whole park. It is definitely a place to visit, whether local or tourist
Great place to walk around and tour. Museum was free or by donation. Air museum cost so we didn't go. Easy to run out of money on vacation. Los to look at. Great playground for kids. They had a train to ride on as well. $2pp but we skipped that as we rode a train in another town and money is tight nearing the end of the trip. Could spend a day here. Places to eat. Lots of washrooms. Picnic tables for those that want to pack a lunch. It looked like rvs could stay overnight for a fee
Went on a Wednesday afternoon, and it wasn't busy at all. Loved that! There's a lot of space for the kids to play or you to walk the dog. Attempted to ride the train, bought tickets, and the train driver, Emmit took off early. As we were walking to board, he was taking off and lied saying they were full. In reality, he left before he was supposed to. They weren't going to give us back our money, but after some serious persuading, they begrudgingly obliged. Overall a good trip, but some very rude staff.