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by Stephen-KarenConn

Billed as Alaska's only pioneer theme park, Pioneer Park is a 44-acre facility filled with Alaska's history. It was originally built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, and it continues to operate today as a historical site and community park.

I spent an afternoon at Pioneer Park and wished I had had more time there. Things to see and do include:

Gold Rush Town
Alaskaland Mini-golf
Tanana Valley Railroad Engine #1
Information Center (Pioneer Walking Tours)
Palace Theater and Saloon
Canoe, Kayak and Bike Rentals
Dance Hall
Pioneer Air Museum
Pioneer Hall
Judge Wickersham House
Kitty Hensley House
President Harding Railroad Car
Sternwheeler Nenana National Historical Landmark
Native Village Museum and Kashims
Bear Art Gallery
Alaska Salmon Bake
Playground and Picnic Shelters
and more.

Pioneer Park is open daily year round. Admission to the park is free, although some of the individual attractions within it require an admission charge.

For some of these I will list a separate tip on the next few pages.

Address: P.O. Box 71267, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Directions: Corner of Peger Road and Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Phone: 907-459-1087

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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