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Stalin World / Grutas Park

Grutas, Druskininkai, Lithuania
00370 5262 9660
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Druskininkai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, History Museums, Parks, Historic Sites
Description: This sculpture park contains all of the country's Communist-era statues along with playgrounds, stages and restaurants.
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Great Falls, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Mushroom King bought Soviet statues from all over LT and placed here. One or two buildings with lots of Soviet Propaganda and photos. Without a LT guide, difficult to understand much of what is presented. Be prepared to walk a lot.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I really enjoyed our visit to Stalin World. The audio guide is expensive (45 Litas / €13) but it made our visit so much more enjoyable. Coming from Australia this era in history is fascinating and totally different from my own upbringing. I applaud the founders of this park for the forward thinking they have shown in... More

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Ridgetown
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248 reviews 248 reviews
142 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It's fascinating that someone would collect all of the statues of Stalin, Lenin and other Communist leaders (& other memorabilia) when they had been removed from display in city squares, government buildings and other places of prominence in Lithuania. I'm glad it was done though. This place gives a wonderful and historic sense of the communist era in Lithuania.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Yes, it is so! You have a feeling, that You are back in those times, when everybody in the USSR were building a communism. All those statuary, music and atmosphere brings You back about 30 years...

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Northern New Jersey, US
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A nice stroll in a beautiful setting. Interesting window into Soviet history. There was also a small zoo and a cafe with pretty good food. If you are in the area, do not miss this.

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Hannover, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you don't know anything about soviet history, this is a great place to learn about it, even though little documentation is in english. If you do remember soviet life from the 80's, you don't need to go because it is like you remembered...

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Dover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

zebras good, toilets average!!!! nice day out and only a fiver. Gives a good insight into the Soviet propaganda

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This park, chock full of statues in tribute to Vladimir Illyich Lenin is of interest to anyone who grew up before the end of the cold war. Younger people might not get what the fuss is about unless they're very interested in or knowledgeable of history. Walking the paths on a cold winter day in December, the atmosphere seemed about... More

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Lithuania/VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

meaning I am not coming back, although it wasn't bad. It was OK but nothing too impressive. Maybe because I grew up with all those statues, monuments, posters etc they are showing there. I sure admire the idea and efforts of the founder who brought all the exibits into this park , and didn't let them be destroyed. It was... More

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vilnius
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

interesting walk to soviet times. Lots of soviet times tips. If you go to Druskininkai a place to must go.

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