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Kolmården Zoo, Kolmarden

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Zoo / Aquarium
Get up close and personal with over 750 animals at , Scandinavia's largest zoo. Featuring a dolphin show and a dolphinarium complete with roller coasters, the zoo opened in 1969 and houses the only bottle-nosed dolphins in Sweden. A trip on the safari gondola sets you soaring high above the valley of African lions, while you'll find yourself under raptors at the birds of prey show. The zoo houses all kinds of creatures, from the Savannah to the Scandinavian woods, including llamas, brown bears, gorillas, tigers, elephants, and moose. There are several restaurants on site and you can rent a wagon to get around. Since many of the exhibits are completely outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather. Plan to visit Kolmården Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kolmarden attractions using our Kolmarden vacation planner.
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  • time well spent (and money). If you have young children, go to bamse's world. If you have toddlers or not, check out times when they feed the animals online before you go, see birds of prey even when they have the show. Must haves: dolphin show, see when they are feeding the monkeys, birds of prey display where the eagle owl, Vulture, Eagle, Hawk Falcon mm flying freely over your heads, full of freedom and of their own volition, the Savannah, the Tigers and the Safari (worth going up a little earlier and put himself in the car queue to see the animals when they are still fit and moves all over the place (had a giraffe who wanted to enter the car) , and predators are more alert in the morning. You can also take the cable car, but I like it when you come really close.
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  • Always nice and appreciated with a visit to Kolmården. Even on days when there are a lot of people in the Park feels it anyway never "crowded". Bamse's world with new attractions every year is a highlight for the kids. However, requests for that theater was updated and not always showed the same performance. .. but perhaps it is something new in the works for the summer 2017?
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  • super meeting with wild nature, we were there not first time but everytime like first, it's love on the all my life, the animals move freely around the park. real Scandinavian forests.very friendly at...  more »
  • More than a zoo! Shows can be witnessed, featuring dolphins, seals, elephants and birds. One can look at animals being fed and listen to an educational introduction in the diet and habits of brown bears, surikats, red pandas, South American animals, desert animals, tigers and monkeys. One can also go on a safari to see bears, giraffes, zebras, mousses, deers and lions. Children and adults have the possibility to pet and befried sheep and goats. Children will never get bored here, since they can also watch shows featuring Bamse and ride the honey pots and other attractions. The bravest of visitors can try Wildfire, a huge roller coaster.
  • The new rollercoaster Wildfire is fast a s trillingar. By far the best rollercoaster in swe den and possible all of europe.
  • What a place! Great for the kids. Nice mix of amusement park activities and educational animal and wildlife activities. Highly recommended.
  • If you accept the concept of keeping animals locked up I'd say this place offers a good selection of animals from all over the world. A couple of times per day you can watch a great bird of prey show that really impresses. There's a kids park themed on the swedish cartoon character Bamse, and a couple of kid friendly roller coasters and orher rides. As of 2016 they have a new roller coaster for adults that offers quite a thrill even for experienced fans. Fast food places are the usual suspects and are OK. The park is located on a mountain and is very hilly. One in our company used a wheelchair and that worked with us pushing it around the premices. You can also get a special permit to bring a car with the wheelchair deeper into the park so that you don't have to push it al the way from the main parking lot. This park is expensive to enter, there's no way around the fact. On the other hand almost everything inside the gates (except food/beverages and a seat at the dolphin show) is included, even the rides. So you might say it's good value at the end of the day. To enter the Tropicarium with fishes, sharks and crocodiles etc that is located outside the park you have to pay an additional entrence fee. The parking fee is not cheap either.
  • Me and my children loves both the zoo and Bamses world. The hotel is very nice and the kids loves the foldable beds. The hotel also have a small but great waterpark. I really believe they treat their animals well and keeps them happy with games and challenges. They are part of a system to keep endangered species alive and healthy and as genetically diverse as possible and that is for me important to know as a visitor.