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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #19 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Zoos
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Helsinki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Can go by the boat trip or w/bus different sides... Much animals and pets to see and enjoy :) I like it *****

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Tampere, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The zoo is situated in a lovely little island off Helsinki. You can get there by water-bus or across a bridge. Good maps and signs can be found around the island. Maybe some of the animals coud have had a bit more living space. The tropical house was interesting. A nice restaurant, a little cafe and a souvenier shop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took the local bus from Helsinki station (as recommended) which seemed to take forever as it wound it's way through suburbia. Upon arrival,purchased lunch at the café (standard overpriced sandwiches) and then headed off. Whilst it's a lovely walk,there seemed to be a large amount of empty enclosures which was disappointing.There is also no specified nocturnal area that we... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited Korkeasaari with my mother and my partner, and we had a lovely time walking around the island. We were lucky enough to see a lot of baby animals and everything seemed to be well taken care of. This is a place where you might not want to visit on a really hot weather or a rainy day, as... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you'd like to spend some time outdoor but not ready for hiking challenges, Korkeasaari is definitely your place. Take some snacks and sandwiches with you, catch the boat from Helsinki citycenter and enjoy this wonderful island and fresh Baltic weather all year around. Even more! There are animals! Young playful lions right now are so awesome! Note: if you... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the best zoo I've ever visited in my life. Nevertheless, it's worth a visit. Everything is really nice. The open air is refreshing. The facilities are very good too. Watch out for amazing animals which you ever thought exisited .. just beautiful

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A lovely little place to visit providing the weather is nice, but the layout is slightly confusing and a lot of places on the island seemed to be under construction. Some of the enclosures seemed quite small but there is a good range of animals to see, my personal favourite being either the reindeer or the raccoons! Didn't see any... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is the best zoo I've ever visited in my life (giving that I'm from a developing country and not yet have chances to visit many zoos in Europe). Nevertheless, it's worth a visit. Everything is really nice. The open air is refreshing. The facilities are very good too. And watch out for the Zoo Day in August, when you... More

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Almada, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was a nice visit, but I wouldn't go there again in Winter! Most animals are off the Zoo due to weather circumstances so... The Zoo is a little confusing too and the staff was not very nice. Yet, we really enjoyed it!

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our kids enjoyed their visit: the zoo has a nice layout and was fun to get to by boat. Cafes were nice; people friendly. They have big cats, camels, birds, turtles, bison, etc. but the enclosures were relatively small and depressing. The bear looked depressed and lost. Will spend more time researching zoo standards before next city break tour to... More

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