Street Address
Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99707
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 70176
Fairbanks, AK 99707
phone: 907-456-8579
fax: 907-479-6970
e-mail: pioneerpark@co.fairbanks.ak.us
web: www.akpub.com/akttt/pione.html
Hours
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admissions
No fee to museum; Show: $2 for adults; 50 cents for children under 12; $5 for families.
Museum Type(s)
Staff

Description

Pioneer Museum displays historical collections of photos and artifacts of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks mining district from its beginnings in 1902 and early days through World War II. The show, "The Big Stampede" portrays the great Gold Rush to the Klondike and to Fairbanks. It comes alive through the brush of Fairbanks' and Alaska's premiere artist, C. "Rusty" Heurlin. It is dramatically lit as one progresses through history, guided by the descriptive narrative of Alaska Poet Laureate Ruben Gaines.