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“Spacious wildlife” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kolmarden Wildlife Park

Kolmarden Wildlife Park
Kolmarden SE-618 92, Sweden
0046-10-7087000
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Kolmarden
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Owner description: Kolm�rden Zoo is unique. There is no other place which has so many animials and species of animals all brought together in one and the same place. Stand eye to eye with a wolf, or a tiger or a lion. Admire the giraffe, the rhinoceros and the polar bear. Th
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Spacious wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Animal parks in Europe are often narrow, with little space for the animals. Kolmården north of Norrköping (1,5 - 2 hours south of Stockholm) is an exception. It is spacious with a good walkpath through the park. The number of animals may not impress, but it is a fair representation of animals, both scandinavian and global.
It was fun to see the animals a little from above with the cable cars that goes around the park.
On ground the animals may hide, especially on hot summerdays.
One thing that stands out is the dolphin show - not to be missed.
The park is slightly expensive, thought. Cheaper during low-season.
My slightly handicapped mother joined us on the trip, and the staff let us drive the car to another entrance, without the need of walking up the hill. Thank you!

The park has a church, too, that may be used for weddings or baptizing childs. Or just visiting.

Visited August 2011
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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“A nice day trip from Stockholm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We rented a car and visited this zoo in June. The highlights included the very interesting gondola ride through the air where one can view the wildlife below (giraffes, moose, deer, bears, etc.). The other nice highlight is the dolphin show and the beautiful views of the lake. It takes about 2 hours from Stockholm to get there, so it makes for a good day trip.

Visited June 2012
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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“Great views and upgraded attractions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Have been to the zoo many times, and to be honest, after a few trips it started to be a bit same-same.
But last years investment in rides was just what the place needed - the safari trip is FAB! Up close to bears, tigers, moose etc. Amazing!

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Mjolby, Sweden
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“Great wild life park in beautiful surroundings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Great park, very family friendly in lovely surroundings.
Really good dolphin show that one should not miss.
Overall an excellent wildlife park that easily will fill a day. A favourite of ours it to pack some picnic and enjoy it by the sea lions and seals pool, playful animals and lovely views of the sea. Hard to beat.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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“Excellent wild life part in Sweden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is the biggest wildlife park in sweden, we had visited with family in septermber and stayed two night. There is a hotel next to the park which you can plan to stay as well. We could not get reservation there as it was full, but if you can plan ahead of time its possible,.We stayed at a hotel called GetA, which was quite nice. The park is excellent is has very good safari by cable car which you must go, we did it twice. The tickets you can book separately or along with hotel package, I would recommend planning for 2 days, since the place is quite vast and there is a lot to see. All wild animals are very well kept, includes, lions, tigers , snow leopard etc.. They also have special play area for kids which makes it more interesting. There are enough places to eat inside. The park gives you a map which allows you to plan your day well. They also have a good puppet show for kids that you must see also.

Overall very nice place to go, its better to go in summer months, before it gets cold.

Visited September 2011
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