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.
Pioneer Park reviews
We stumbled across this and were not sure at first if we had walked onto a movie set. It resembles one of the old western movies. It was not until we got halfway round realised it was due to the gold.... more »
We went right before tourist season. So a lot was closed. They had a bunch of stuff to look at and it was very clean. I bet it is very cool when all is up and running. more »
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.
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