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Find Out How Cold 40 Degrees Below 0 is in Alaska

Alaska is an excellent location for a family vacation. If you are in the Fairbanks area, Pioneer Park is a great place to spend the afternoon with the whole family.

Two summers ago, I visited with my family. There are tons of little shops selling original artwork, such as jewelry or wood carving, that are lots of fun to just look at, or even purchase if you feel inclined to do so.

There is even a room where you get to experience what 40 degrees below zero feels like. It gets just that cold in the winter in Fairbanks, and most people who are not from there have never experienced that weather. You go into a freezer with a Parka, and in only a few minutes you’ll be freezing!

They even give you a banana, nail, and hammer, so that you can see just how hard that banana becomes by hammering the nail into it. They also give you hot water so that you can toss it in the air and see it turn into steam.

For those not feeling inclined to be frozen, there is always the chance to play minigolf, look at the museums, take a fun ride on the carousel, play on the train, or even see a show at the theatre. There is something for everyone.

There are also several restaurants and places to buy food. One must have is the sausage at the Caribou Grill Dry Goods Cabin. They have the best sausage in Alaska that you can choose to eat there or purchase to take home with you. If you have never tried reindeer sausage, or buffalo sausage, this is just the place to do so. They have free samples, and you might just surprise yourself and fall in love with it, just like I did!

There is also an amazing salmon bake. You can visit and enjoy a vast array of delicious food, sure to please everyone in the family. Just be sure to visit Pioneer Park in the summertime, as it would be far too cold in the wintertime! If you would like more information on Pioneer Park, visit


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Dec 11, 2011
How nice!
by: Emilyn at RV Travel with Kids

Wow! I bet you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your recommendations. We’re so glad to have you as a valuable contributor! Hope you’ll come and see us on our free family travel forums!

Mar 02, 2011
Frozen is not my thing ...
by: Richelle

but everything else sounds lovely. I do enjoy good sausage too!

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