Pioneer Park is a 44 acre theme park that commemorates early Alaskan history with a number of interesting attractions. Entrance to the Park is free, however, some attractions charge a fee. You’ll discover:
Gold Rush Town, which has 35 restored buildings that have been moved here from around the area and most are now gift shops. You can see the SS Nenana, a Sternwheeler that carried passengers and cargo on the Chena River from 1933 to 1954. It is the second-largest wooden-hulled ship still in existence. Step onto the rail car used by President Warren G. Harding during his visit to Alaska in 1923. Visit the Pioneer Air Museum and see full size aircraft with significant importance to Alaska history. Stop by the Pioneer Museum to see artifacts from Alaskan life during the Gold Rush. During your visit make plans to have dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake and take in the Palace Theatre Show that presents a fun Vaudeville-style history of Fairbanks during the gold rush era. Take a ride on the Crooked Creek narrow gauge railroad that travels through the Park or visit Mining Valley, which has a working replica of a gold rush-era sluice gate. Pioneer Park is home to the Fairbanks Folk School, which teaches traditional crafts, woodworking and outdoor skills. 2300 Airport Road.