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Stalin World / Grutas Park, Druskininkai

Categories: Water & Amusement Parks, History Museums, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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At Stalin World / Grutas Park, walk through a recreated Soviet prison camp and view Communist-era statues and relics to learn more about this period in Lithuania's past. The park got its start after the country gained its independence in 1990, when many Soviet statues were removed and dumped in various places. The founder aimed to bring these statues together in one place, and founded an attraction revolving around this history that still remains controversial today. The 86 statues are organized into groupings, such as the Totalitarian Sphere and the Terror Sphere, featuring major Communist leaders from Lithuania and other countries. Notice the barbed wire, guard towers, and the train car used to transport people to Gulags. You can take a tour to receive more in-depth information on each statue and exhibit. There is also a mini zoo located on the property and a cafe that serves Soviet food. Plan to visit Stalin World / Grutas Park during your Druskininkai vacation using our convenient Druskininkai itinerary maker.
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  • Gruto parkas on the Soviet occupation is to do. The setting is very nice, the visit is interesting such museums. The restaurant is good and inexpensive. So far, I was having a good day. But at the end of the visit, I took the time to go see the "animal park"... It's terrible. The cages are really small, dirty. The feeders and drinkers also and the animals are obviously in a bad state. I'm obviously base against the captivity, but that kind of captivity there is intolerable to me. It's a shame because it is unrelated with the story. I think it's even quite funny to talk us of occupation, human captivity and torture and to put in light just beside a sad example of animal captivity.
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  • Being Australian I find this type of thing interesting and fascinating. I wasn't to impressed by the caged bears and other animals though. It does get a bit boring and repetitive though if you don't k...  read more »
  • Park where you can see practically all the sculptures collected throughout Lithuania, who were supposed to communicate. There is so much different. And there are birds and animals. Generally good to walk there.
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