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 Travel Tips
- The park has free wifi
- Find the visitor rules and regulations at the visitor centre
- Ideal for multi-day trip and picnics
Entrance Ticket Details For Pioneer Park
- 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 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
- Blue bus line stop 180 - Pioneer Park
- By car
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73.69% 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
Pioneer Park Reviews & Ratings
A nice place to spend a few hours. Enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting the museums and shops. Shopkeepers were friendly and the train ride around the park was fun. Passed the entrance to the Salmon Bake as we left (never made it there but heard it was good) so the park may be a good before- or after-dinner option for a nice walk.
The park is well maintained. A little something for everyone. A great place to bring the family. Entry is free. There's a handful of places for food and ice cream as well as a little locomotive for rides. During the summer they often feature live music and various events. Nice little tourist stop.
Fantastic park for the community and visitors. We used the park to overnight with our RV. We found it a bit difficult to understand the process on how to pay (which was really cheap). There was lots of room for RV and pretty easy to get in and out. Highly recommend.
What a cool place to visit. If you like history, fun things to play on, trains, or just stuff that doesnt suck, you'll love this spot! It has so much Alaskan history and a great spot to take the family.
Mostly closed on a September visit just after Labor Day. Free to enter but many of the shops charged entrance fees. Not very interesting "museums" or gift shops. The coolest part are all of the old buildings, but shop owners were parked in front of them, so it ruined what would have been a nice photographic opportunity.