Fairbanks, Alaska: SS Nenana: Big Riverboat on Dry Land

Five-deck steam-powered wooden sternwheeler, the largest built west of the Mississippi River. A ditch was dug, the boat was floated here in 1967, and it's been here ever since.

Pioneer Park

Address:
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
Directions:
Pioneer Park. Turn north off of Airport Way at Wilbur St., immediately turn left onto Bartlett Ave., the drive a quarter-mile to the park entrance on the right.
Hours:
Daily dawn-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
907-459-1087
RA Rates:
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Circus-like outdoor sign stretches over the entrance to Pioneer Park.

Pioneer Park - Ship and Fur Fish

In Fairbanks there is a park with a bunch of odd things. One is the ship, the "Nenana" (lower right), that helped to found this town; another is a fur covered fish.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 06/22/2007]

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