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Stalin World / Grutas Park

Grutas, Druskininkai, Lithuania
00370 5262 9660
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Druskininkai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Uddevalla, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Many countries that were released from the love and tender care from the Soviet occupants have, after the collapse of the USSR and the fall of the Iron Curtain in the early 1990th, destroyed all political statues and other remnants of their Soviet occupants. In Grūto Parkas Lithuania has gathered up a lot of these political statues, that earlier disfigure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had an enjoyable and informative morning at this quirky musuem. A good insight into the Soviet occupation and what it was like for the Lithuanian people. Took the kids and they loved the 70s style play park (ok so did we!) . Would really recommend this for anybody visiting the area . Good value too.

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Dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The part I was disgusted with was the "zoo" part!! Its from the Soviets aswell!! Its animals are kept in little dirty cages with noting to do but walk in circles and the smell from cages which look like they are never cleaned out is so strong. This is probably one of the biggest cases of cruelty to animals ive... More

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Geeste-Gross Hesepe
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This park offers a very interesting view on the modern history on Lithuania under the soviet occupation. A must do to understand what life was in the soviet era. Interesting musea to show life and to see propanda art. Eat authentic food with original utteries; less tasting than interesting.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this place is extraordinary, and raises lots of questions about how you memorialise/remember past events. We didn't use an audio guide, and only speak English but found it fine to understand, lots of signs and info in English...we had the soviet food in the cafe...which was odd, but not so different from Lithuanian food to us! Plus, we saw a... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Grutas park is important for collecting concrete memories of a gruesome period in human history. Understandably it has been controversial, but it is definitely important. The park is well organized, informative and overall fascinating.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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31 helpful votes 31 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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152 helpful votes 152 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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