Fodor's Expert Review Pioneer Park
The 44-acre park is along the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks, and has several museums, an art gallery, theater, civic center, children's playground, antique merry-go-round, and multiple restaurants. Owned and operated by the borough, the park also has a re-created gold-rush town with historic buildings saved from urban renewal, log-cabin gift shops, and a narrow-gauge train that circles the park. No-frills (dry) RV camping is available in the parking lot for $12 a night. No reservation is necessary.