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“Relatively small, and not the best” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur
Via Cantonale, Melide 6815, Switzerland
4191 640 10 60
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Melide
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: Switzerland in miniature!Swissminiatur is an open-air miniature park located on the shore of Lake Lugano. There are more than 120 models at scale 1:25 representing the most important buildings, monuments and transportation means in Switzerland. A 3,560m long model railway with 18 trains runs through the park. Self–service restaurant with local, Italian, authentic Chinese and Indian cuisine. Gift shop and playground for children. Small passenger train with route around the park. Large car and bus park available. Open daily from mid March to end October, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ganey Tikva Israel
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“Relatively small, and not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The park is relatively small but has ~120 models, some of the models are impressive but most of them are not, the whole place looked outdated and shabby, and we felt bored.
We already visited the Madurodam in Holland and Mini Israel in my home land, and Swissminiatur was less attractive for our taste.
There are some activities for children in the place, a small restaurant and gift shop in the location.

Visited October 2013
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dubai
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“Swiss Miniature theme park in lugano swiss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

our family had a lovely time in swiss miniature - lugano- switzerland. This is a terrific theme park for children and adults alike showing all the attractions of switzerland in MODEL replicas. In one hour we could refresh our memories of everything beautiful about swiss.
From lake cumo in italy to lugano is just a 45 minutes drive through a very scenic road, -- it is a unique border crossing- our tourist van driver just had to keep our passports on the windshield- the border officials did not even bother to see the documents. we were in switzerland instantly from italy.
Lugano is better than lake cumo. It seems more advanced and wealthier. But both the sides of the border have their own charm. i am sure a lot of italians and swiss keep on crossing each other"s borders for work and recreation daily. In Lugano we had a fantastic time - visiting the COOP and the MACRO dept store. and other lovely shopping outlets. I wish COOP and the MACRO will come to dubai with their fare in collaboration with dubai businessmen.

Visited September 2013
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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“Better than thought, save for after your Swiss travels”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We went here because one of our group loves minatures. We didn't quite know what to expect and it was better than I expected for adults. Glad we saw this after our trip around Switzerland, as it brought back several of the areas we had been to. It is only Switzerland, except for Duomo in Milano, but the attention to detail is good. Only took about 1 1/2 hours for first go around. Then walked into Melide for lunch.

Visited September 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

An absolute must see! In my opinion, much better than the similar miniature park Madurodam in Holland. The park is very tastefully laid out, the models are realistic and there are quite a lot of moving objects. The funicular cabines were extremely charming.

Visited May 2013
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Naxxar Malta
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“Nice Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Spend few hours there and we enjoyed it. Stopped there during travelling from Milano to Lugano - If you like to watch small size mechanical items it's worthed to visit.

Visited July 2013
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