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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 35891695969
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Fun place to spend a half-day, expect lots of kids running around

This place is a local's favorite for family activities, so you should expect lots of kids running around the premises. The zoo's specialty is big cats and there are indeed very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there in Feb. and the weather was not that good. But the animals were mostly outside and we had e very good time here. I saw like only 20 people in the whole zooarea (because of the weather). I paid 12 euros as a student because my studentcard was not accepted (don't know why) but it was realy... More 

Thank Manuel R
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lot of fun visiting the zoo. This is the only zoo i have been to, which is on an island and there are no fences or boundary around the island. Everything was covered with snow and we had a lot of fun watching animals burrowing through snow and tigers and lions look especially majestic against the white... More 

1 Thank ManyataGoyal
Los Angeles, California
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a local's favorite for family activities, so you should expect lots of kids running around the premises. The zoo's specialty is big cats and there are indeed very big ones!

Thank f64CM
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the attractions still open in winter and worth visit even though some of the animals were hibernating! We got the bus from Helsinki Rail Station - its right outside the right side (as you look at the main station) - you can buy tickets on the bus or else you need to pre-buy from the ticket machine (for... More 

1 Thank Mark H
Pune, India
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the place more as a picnic spot rather than a zoo, sorry no offense meant. Having been to many zoos in India and abroad, i found the range of animals and their small enclaves bit boring. But the island as such is damn good which provide an excellent family picnic place. The best part was the walk on... More 

Thank SyleshG
Caloundra, Australia
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to (caught a bus from the railway station that takes you straight there!) and easy to get around with a wide range of interesting animals. Very impressed with the big cat section so many different species and amazed at how close you can get to all of the animals. I LOVE animals and I do get very... More 

Thank Ashley L
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This little island calms your mind after day in the city. Animals seem to be taken care of and they have big space to live on.

Thank JuhisFIN
Tampere, Finland
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This zoo is an island dedicated all for animals. Many different species and nicely kept, beautiful scenery with the surrounding open water. A wonderful place to visit on any sunny day, the boat ride from Helsinki means extra adventure for the smallest ones.

Thank Mervi B
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have just visited the zoo today. Very easy to get to - caught bus 16 from Central station (just be aware that bus stations are on both sides of the station - the #16 bus goes from the side closest to the ice skating rink). Buses every 20 minutes & you just get off when it won't go any... More 

Thank ITac4
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We have visited this during our stay in Helsinki. From Central Station, you take bus no 16 (bus stop no 3) that will take you to the Zoo. Overall this is a good day trip for kids with lots of animals. As we had gone in Dec, many animals were indoors. There are also many rest areas spread across the... More 

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