Pioneer Park -Alaskan Historic Theme Park

Pioneer Park -Fun for everyone:
Location: on the corner of Peger and Airport Way

Entry into Pioneer Park (formerly known as Alaskaland) is free as are many of the attractions. However if you plan to spend some money in the park it's best to bring cash as many of vendors only accept cash.

The only ATM machine in the park is located inside the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts (its' the large brown, circular building with Alaska Native masks on the side).

While the cabins and most activities come to a close by the first week of September and remain closed throughout the winter, the playgrounds, picnic areas and Alaska Centennial Center remains open throughout the year. Watch for events such as Fairbanks Film Festival, Funny Fest, and Winter Folk Fest and many visual and performance arts throughout the year located at the Centennial Center Theater. Visit The Bear Gallery throughout the year for new exhibits. There's also a small ice rink maintained through the winter -great for little tots learning to skate.


Activities and Costs:
Bring a picnic lunch (or eat at any of the food vendors in Gold Rush Town -prices vary) and let the kids play on the playground. Go for a train ride around the park on the Crooked Creek and Whiskey Island Railroad ($2 adults; $1 kids), play a round of mini golf (18 holes $3 kids/$4.50 adults) or take a ride on  Red and Roella's Carousel ($2.50). A great place for all to have fun!

Gazebo Nights:  Listen to local Fairbanks musicians play every night at 7pm. (Free), presented by the Fairbanks Arts Association.

Have an old time photo taken, or browse through the little cabin shops in Gold Rush Town.  The Palace Theater has a nightly performance"The Golden Heart Revue at 8:15p; $18 adults/$9 kids (with an Alaska drivers license there is a reduced price).

If you prefer to learning about local Fairbanks history then check out the Alaska Native Museum, Kitty Hensley House, Wickersham House, Pioneer Air Museum, Pioneer Museum, Riverboat Nenana, and the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum. Entry into the museums are nominal cost or free and donations are accepted.