2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Hours: Open every day 5AM – 12AM
Pioneer Park opened in 1967 as the Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition. The Exposition celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia. The property was later given to the State of Alaska and then transferred to the City of Fairbanks. It was renamed Alaskaland. In 1987, the City of Fairbanks transferred the Park to the Fairbanks North Star Borough and in the year 2000, the name was changed to Pioneer Park.
Pioneer Park is home to many of Fairbanks' early cabins and buildings, all have been moved from their original locations. You can read the history of most of the structures as you stroll the Park.
Pioneer Park is open year-round, 24-hours a day. While admission to the Park is free, many of the museums and activities charge a fee. Most concessions are open from noon to 8pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Free WiFi is available throughout the Park and leashed dogs are always welcome.
Visit www.PioneerPark.us for more information on the Park's vendors, prices, show times and special events.
Museums and Displays
It's easy to enjoy learning more about Fairbanks' past with the Park's numerous museums and displays. Here are just a few:
Located inside the historical cabins are a wide variety of gift shops. Find everything from locally hand-crafted treasures to gold-rush era memorabilia. You'll be sure to find the perfect gifts for those back home or yourself!
With choices ranging from sweet treats and specialties to hand-made lunches and freshfrom-the-sea Alaska salmon, no one goes hungry here!
You can also enjoy your own picnic under the summer sun at the numerous tables throughout the Park.
For kids (or kids at heart) there's a carousel with horses painted by local artists. The Park's playgrounds are always a hit.
Hop aboard the Crooked Creek & Whiskey Island Railroad. This narrow-gauge rail offers a unique view of the Park.
For musical entertainment there's a nightly comedy review of early Fairbanks at the Palace Theatre and performances under the midnight sun in the Gazebo.
A visit to the Bear Gallery is a must for art lovers. Local artists are featured and the selections change monthly.
Ready for adventure? Rent a kayak or canoe and float the Chena River. It's a great way to see Fairbanks as the early pioneers did.
Who doesn't love to play miniature golf! This 36-hole course is a fun escape for all ages.
Challenge your friends to volleyball, bocce ball and horseshoes. You can borrow equipment from the Information Booth.
If all this sounds too exciting, you are welcome to rest under the trees and just enjoy your day at Pioneer Park.