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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Gagarin Park

Gagarin Park
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Yuhzno Sakhalin
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Not a bad day out for a change if just going for a walk, maybe bite to eat and few beers. Be prepard to pee in the woods as toilet facilities very basic and not many around

Visited July 2013
Thank John G
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good park and nice to walk around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had heard about the park before i went and wasn't really expecting much but i was quite surprised when i visited it. The park is quite big, it can be a challenge to find parking outside it with many people parking on the side of the roads - the Mega Palace Hotel and the Zoo are close by so people also park up to go there too.. But once you have found a space to park and are inside it is quite pleasant.

There are lots of places selling food, from shashlik to ice-cream and drinks, you can sit and have it in one of the few small cafes dotted around the park or just get something from one of the many stalls.

The park is quite big and has quiet areas and a kind of children's theme park area with quite a few rides as can be seen in my pictures. There are even quad bikes you can race around in at what looks like the old football stadium and go-karts too. The prices for these seem reasonable although i didn't try them.

If the weather is nice it can be very busy although as the park is quite big you can find quieter spots to relax in. Overall it is a nice place to spend a couple of hours, kids will enjoy it, its quite easy to find and if you are going to be in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for a long time then it is worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
Thank RK3006
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice park for a summer afternoon stroll”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This park is alive with many local people and they hold carnivals every weekend. Small eateries are abundant and there are also a few places to eat by the lake.

There's a zoo but didn't have the chance to visit

Visited June 2013
Thank Ardhi R
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A good place to relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

A great place to have some fun when in Yuzhno-Sakhalin.
There is a fun-fair fairground type area which is great for the kids, there are lots of kiosks and bar/restaurant facilities where on can buy drinks and food (mainly shashlik), a word of warning there have been a few instances of people complaining about sore tummies after eating shashlik in the park.
In the evening some of the bar/restaurants provide music and many of the people take up dancing under the stars.

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place to relax after work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

This park is on the east side of Yuzhno, just down the hill from the ski center and near Glory Park. I visited this several times during the time I was there and found something new each time. There is an amusement park for kids, a lake with paddle boats and alcoholic beverages for adults, and a walking path thru the woods for exercise. There is also a train that runs around the park for those that don't want to walk. Most of the amusement rides are typical, but some are unique (for example, canoe rides for children, jet skis for children, etc). The paddleboats are beautiful swan boats.

Since most people live in apartments in town this is a great place to relax and take the kids after work, so it was normally pretty active.

Also, across the street from Glory Park was a souveneir shop, the only one I saw.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank MarkHouston_Texas
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