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Swissminiatur, Melide

(3.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Swissminiatur presents important Swiss buildings, monuments, and sites in miniature. Built in 1959, the mini open-air park sits on the shore of Lake Lugano in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region. Covering an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres), over 120 models of Swiss sites are displayed at a scale of 1:25. The park features moving attractions, including a 3,560 m (11,680 ft) model railway with 18 miniature trains, several cable cars ascending mountains, boats on lakes, and moving cars on highways. The miniature buildings are interspersed throughout a green park that features 1,500 different species of plants and flowers. Put Swissminiatur into our Melide itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I definitely recommend this for adults also (not only for kids). It is a nice place, an outdoor museum - big, nice and clean- and green. All the miniatures and the landscape created are amazing.Very w...  more »
  • view all points from Switzerland in miniature--is a delight ... Good to go with the family, and the kids love it. Who have you met Switzerland reve all in miniature. There's a little place to sit and rest. Worth it for a half-day tour.
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  • Very nice and interesting. This park located in Melide, Ticino, a few km from Lugano, houses the loyal miniature reproduction of many sites, historic buildings and various items that represent the most characteristic places of Switzerland. Also there is a restaurant where you can enjoy both a frugal meal, as well as organize a meal for a group or for a special event.
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  • Good place, but could have been better if they had good stuff for kids to eat....as this has to be a child friendly place
  • Great place for kids with a lot of swiss historic for famous places. The small tour on train is especially appreciated by small kids.
  • Great miniature theme park displaying the most typical sights as well as traditional houses of Switzerland, a lot to see and to do for kids (e.g. ride on the miniature train).
  • Suisse miniature is a visit worthy if you have kids and needs to spend a couple of hours. The themed park with famous Suisse buildings, castles and trains are well kept and with many details. However the park hasn't evolved much over the years so if you've been there once, you've seen it all.
  • This park is OK for children, but is relatively little... and is open-air, so when is hot there aren't shadows, and when it rains it's not covered... maybe adding a roof would improve the visit...