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Almaty Central Park

Ggogol Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #9 of 106 attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Parks
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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our group loved this place. The grounds are just beautiful and very nicely kept up too. The kids loved to run and literally smell the flowers. Visiting here was a highlight of our 2 month trip to Almaty. We spent many happy hours here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Big park with a luna park and a few cafe/restaurants. Lovely to chill out on a hot day especially at the side of the big lake in the middle of it

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I've been to Almaty over 30x and was pleasantly surprised the first time I went to this park. It's a good place to go to walk around and is a very good size and the entrance fee converted to ~30 cents USD. You can grab lunch w/outside seating in the center of the park by the lake. Good 2-3 hour... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I liked this park even though each time I went there it was either snowing or had just snowed. In winter it is amazing and very beautiful. If you have ice skates, they clear a section of the lake for skating as soon as the ice is safe. The amusement park was not operating while I visited, but it was... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

when we walk down the park we were like in the time tunnel. Timing was in the 30-40 years ago at the cold war age. Pretty quiet very huge trees and everywhere was green.100's tones of green. City is incredible green too, image the park then. Statues and sculptures are becaming communist regime.Very vintage experience, park and city eighter.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent almost an entire day in Gorky Park on a family vacation to Almaty. Once there the park is easy to navigate and has a variety of attractions for everyone. The crowds were small when we went on a weekday. Rides didn't have much of a wait and food/drink options were plentiful. Overall a positive experience and I would... More

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Kazan, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Most of its area looks like a forest, could be good as plenty of trees make the air fresh, valuable for Almaty. Good looking ponds, but dirty and plenty of litter on pavements as some locals don't really care of it. Amusement park is ok, not up to European standards- old soviet style, but feels rather welcome anyway.

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Carrollton, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The entry fee here is about 50 cents so while there is a charge it is so nominal as to not matter. The park is broken into several areas the main entrance is a well manicured and landscaped and is a walking area. There is also a carnival area with some kiddie rides. Most of them were not working the... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I love this park. Panfilov is right next to where i live but i still prefer Gorky to it. The only downside is that you have to pay for parking in front of it, and, to my amazement, you have to pay an entrance fee. It is really peanuts, but i have never heard of fees to enter a public... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

One of the biggest parks in the city. Brought back a lot of childhood memories. I really enjoyed my time here. Although it is not really in the "center" of the city.

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