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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09/169-5969
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Open zoo in natural environment

A must see for families. My daughter spent a fantastic day in a very well maintained zoo with a variety of animals including some of the best looking tigers and lions. Freely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Easy access, interesting animalia, well kept fauna in close to natural and spacy habitat. Also the island is nice to see on its own, with a good view to Daughter of Baltic Sea..

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Panaji, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A must see for families. My daughter spent a fantastic day in a very well maintained zoo with a variety of animals including some of the best looking tigers and lions. Freely walking peacocks are a site. Good facilities and clear instructions. The zoo is well connected by road and by ferry to the main market square. Was nice to... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Second time we've visited. Zoo is lovely to walk around, a bit hilly, so bare this in mind when choosing footwear. Good range of animals, with decent sized enclosures. Restaurant is good value, no more expensive than high street restaurants.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The zoo is located a short bus journey from the centre of Helsinki and was well worth the trip. The facilities were modern and clean with lots of space in the coffee shops and the routes were clear and easy to follow. The animals all seemed to have large enclosures and such a vast array on show outside! Most impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Went to Korkeasaari zoo on 15th of march 2015. Took bus no.16 from Helsinki city center for d zoo. The bus is very easy to locate because of wild cats, birds drawn on it. Took half an hour to reach. As you reach ,take tickets cross a beautiful bridge and you r there. Excellent location. Zoo itself is on an... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Buffet: The meat was really like jerky, the chicken was dead dry. The rest was directly taken from a plastic package. Two kids and one adult almost 40€. That is one beer, three buffets and water to drink. Do not go to this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you visit during the summer months you can catch a ferry from Market Square to Korkeasaari island where the zoo is located. It is a pleasant ride, passing large Baltic cruise ships and takes about 20 minutes. The zoo is open until 8pm in the height of Summer. Entry is €18 by ferry or €12 by metro or bus.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Helsinki zoo is a relatively small zoo. We walked there and back from the centre of Helsinki which took about an hour and fifteen minutes and was generally pleasant along purpose built pathways. The zoo had some interesting exhibits and free face painting when we went which was great. I would recommend two hours or so to go round. Great... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

With just about everything else closed on Easter Sunday we decided on a visit to the zoo. Despite the chill we enjoyed the experience, although I was disappointed to find that senior concessions are only granted to Finnish seniors. Foreign pensioners, whether from another EU country or further afield, are expected to pay the full price. The zoo itself is... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was amazing! Have never visited a zoo in the northern hemisphere before this one, and I was pleased to see so many animals, even in the cold weather. Bonus that there wasn't very many people. Only downside was the primate cages were closed for renovation.

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