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Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki

3.8
#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
Since it was established in 1889, Korkeasaari Zoo has attracted tourists and animal lovers for more than a century. The zoo's rocky island location attracts as much awe as the animals here; in fact, the island was a national park and used for fishing in 1569 until the establishment of the zoo in the 19th century. Discover this quiet spot removed from the city center where you can view over 150 animal species and 1,000 types of plants. Walk through the site's popular cat valley and get to know the exotic creatures at one of Europe's oldest zoos. PutKorkeasaari Zoo into our Helsinki trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Perfect place to visit with family. Located on an island and frequented by bus service from main city and railway station.  more »
  • If it’s summer season take the boat instead of bus to the zoo. Boats go from Hakaniemi and Market squares. Buy a return ticket and you can return to either pier. Prams are no problem but if you’d...  more »
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  • Big place. So many animals to see!
  • Good facility, organized, unique on the small island. However, many of the cages are empty due to renovation, redecoration so we mostly just spend the ticket to take a wall...outdoor in winter. Lux event is rather disappointed, the ticket should be lower if so many things are missing. Been to the zoo during summer and it was better so I recommend choosing that time. Also, went to Tallinn zoo last week and it was quite outdated, old BUT more animals to see AND it costed one third of the price comparing to here.
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