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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari, Helsinki 00570, Finland
Phone Number: 35891695969
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Korkeasaari zoo is a must visit for animal lovers visiting Finland (unless you plan to go to Ähtäri zoo). Here is more exotic animals than in Ähtäri like lions and tigers. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Arto S
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Korkeasaari zoo is a must visit for animal lovers visiting Finland (unless you plan to go to Ähtäri zoo). Here is more exotic animals than in Ähtäri like lions and tigers. I wouldn't recommend visiting if the weather is really hot because all the animals are in their shelters and you won't see any of them. Same goes for rainy... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes, the animals are harder to find, because their habitats are large. This is a good thing, though you shouldn't go in expecting to see everything.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We try and always visit the zoos on our travels,,,just an enjoyable experience for us. This zoo is the world's foremost large cat zoo, with all types available, and significant research done. The dedicated zoo ferry ride right from the outside downtown market was a cheap cruise to see Helsinki area from the water too, a real bonus.

County Tipperary, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this zoo on a Sunday. We had looked up to get the 16 bus, it never came to the spot we had googled. We ended up walking to the zoo, (took nearly 1 hour). When we arrived on the first island there were no staff at the car park, the signposts were very poor and... More 

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Cashel, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this zoo in August so most of the animals were put which was nice, but som of the enclosures looked very messy and rugged. It also said the ferry wasn't running on the website but when we arrived by walking, the ferry was infact running. The zoo is poorly signposted when walking which was also a bit of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Helsinki, decided to visit the zoo on an island for a change. Took bus number 16 to the zoo. There is also a waterbus service to the zoo from Market Square during summer. Went there in the evening ( 5pm onwards) and the enterance fee is €12. The zoo closes at 8pm. The walk from the ticketing booth... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Zoo keeps surprising me each time I visit here. This time we visited here with my wife and our two daughters (2 years and 2 month old). All facilities are each time in top shape, especially the restrooms for babies. No dirty waste papers and diapers all over the room, as it is in most of this popular attractions.... More 

Thank Aku L
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is set on an island, so in the summertime the journey starts with a boat trip (there is also a bridge, but kids prefer boat). The big cats can be found right next to where the boat lands, and from the walk around the island provides a variety of other animals such as e.g. otters, aurochs, bear and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Helsinki zoo while in town and enjoyed my visit here for a few hours. I took the zoo ferry from Market Square and it took about 20 minutes to get here. It only took me a few hours to walk around the zoo at a very casual pace and see all the animals. I particularly enjoyed seeing... More 

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Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good variety of animals, very nice restaurants. Good places to rest for a while as the area is so big that lot of walking is included in the visit :)

1 Thank Rauli M

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