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Stalin World / Grutas Park

Address: Grutas, Druskininkai, Lithuania
Phone Number: 00370 5262 9660
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Druskininkai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: This sculpture park contains all of the country's Communist-era...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: This sculpture park contains all of the country's Communist-era statues along with playgrounds, stages and restaurants.
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Cornwall
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment the surly ticket kiosk attendant allows your admission to the park, to when you're face-to-face with a seven foot emu within the suspicious eyesight from the park's security guard you're instantly immersed into the wonderful world of Soviet Lithuania. If you visit in January, the snowfall and crunch of powder beneath your feet is beautifully accompanied by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visiting Lithuania go to Druskinkai and take the spa and relax, the day after visit Gruta Park were they show you how life used to be back in the old days, All these leaders showing them self to the world now gives you ice cold feelings and makes you realize how good life is for us while we live in... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a really odd open air museum- worth a visit to see the true cruelty of a Soviet regime, which required total commitment to the status quo. It is a combination of mini zoo (conditions for some animals was poor), statues of Stalin, Lenin, Marx, and Lithuanian communist collaborators, old soviet weaponry, and the human cattle trucks which deported... More 

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Uddevalla, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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