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- LOved my visit to this place. Baeutiful buildings which are free to wander around on the outside, but the thing is the guided tour where you can enter the old factory and see how the boards was made. Very interesting and highly recommended. I went on a guided tour in finnsih, but the guide was kind enough to translate some parts to English and with the help of a self guide paper, it was internesting enough. I would have liked a full guided english tour, but those are needed to book ahead to be sure. All-in-all, go here! But do a guided tour!Written 9 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- the park has endless beauty, you can walk for hours and still discover amazing spots for wonderful sights.
This national park is a treasure, filled with unending greenery, lakes, hills, mushrooms, berries and so much more such as camping. You might walk for hours before realizing that you are tired.Written 15 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We went to the park on a cloudy and slightly cold day. Perhaps that's the reason the park was not crowded at all, and most of the rides had no line at all.
The park is mostly for young children. The rides are nice and not too scary. There aren't too many rides for teenagers or adults.
We bought wristbands for all the family, but actually it was enough to get wristbands for the kids only.Written 11 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We went with our kids that enjoyed the train toys and the quiet to play and watch all the trains running around
Really friendly and unique placeWritten 23 August 2017
- Very interesting museum! Also for kids. Lots of things to see if you like history and machines. Beautiful surroundings.Written 13 August 2021
- Mielakka Ski Center (Mielakan rinnekeskus) has quite good ski slopes and cross-country skiing tracks. However, they offer activities in summer, too. Mielakka BikePark is extremely good. They have 20 downhill mountain biking routes, two lifts and biking paths. The cafeteria-restaurant is quite nice and cozy. You can also buy sausages there and grill sausages in their campfire. Besides, they always have something new in Mielakka Ski Center. Now they have painted the longest rag rug painting in Finland. It is about 350 meters long.Written 3 September 2020
- There is a very nice circle route named Korpin kierros in Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area. It is 2.1 kilometers long and starts just behind the shopping center Veturi, 200 meters from K-Rauta Ironmonger's (home improvement shop).
You don't need wellingtons (rubber boots), because there are boardwalks on the wettest passages. There is a low observation tower on the trail. If you are hiking with kids, you should be aware, because there is a cliff without a fence next to the observation tower.
There aren't any services in Niivermäki (not even dry toilets or waste baskets). So you have to use the services of the shopping center Veturi.
Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area is worth of a separate trip but it is also a nice resting place for drivers driving along the highway 6.Written 14 August 2015
- Venturi is a huge shopping centre with everything you could possibly need. I was really surprised that a place like this exists in Kouvola. I will definitely go again!Written 23 June 2019
- Pyhän Ristin Kirkko (Holy Cross Church) was built in 1913-1915. First it was a Russian military church, then a Lutheran church and nowadays an orthodox church. The building is extremely beautiful. It is situated within the precincts of an old barracks, only one kilometer from the downtown (Manski pedestrian street). However, I recommend that you walk still further from the church to see all beautiful houses in the old barracks area (around parks Prikaatinpuisto and Rykmentinpuisto).Written 20 October 2018
- Hevoshaan Arboretum is situated in Sippola (address Silmuntie 140), about 30 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. This is a quite nice arboretum (a botanical garden devoted to trees). Trees have been planted mainly in the 1930's and some of them in the 2000's. There isn't any admission fee and it is easy to walk along a marked path. However, I prefer Arboretum Mustila, which is located in the former municipality of Elimäki (nowadays it belongs to the city of Kouvola), about 25 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. Hevoshaan Arboretum isn't as as big and as diverse as Arboretum Mustila.Written 9 October 2015
- A magical place in a remote part of Finland. The photos of the art work say it all. Very impressed. Gallery and Cafe 12-6 pm Tuesday to Sunday June to August.Written 2 July 2018
- The city of Kouvola wants to be The Republic of Liquorice (Licorice) and The Liquorice Capital of the World because liquorice candies are a Finnish specialty nowadays and there are two liquorice factories in Kouvola. However, pharaohs in ancient Egypt already ate some kind of liquorice candies.
Kouvolan Lakritsi (Kouvola Liquorice) is a traditional liquorice company. The factory was opened in 1906 in Vyborg but after the World War II the company was established in Kouvola. Their production in Kouvola started in 1945. They produce handmade carbon-neutral liquorice. Kouvolan Lakritsi was the world's first company which produced liquorice beer. They have produced habanero chili liquorice and sea salt liquorice, too. They also have sent liquorice out in the stratosphere.
Kouvolan Lakritsi opened a factory outlet in November 2022. You can buy many different liquorice candies there, also gluten free products. Even liquorice tea and liquorice coffee are available. Later it will be possible to see there how liquorice is made. There is also a lunch restaurant in the building.Written 17 November 2022
- This new City Museum of Kouvola (Kouvolan kaupunginmuseo) was opened in November 2015. It is situated in the same building with Poikilo Art Museum, next to the Museum Quarter with old wooden houses.
When you go to the staircase, you see an interesting computer generated video projection by Charles Sandison, an English born Scottish visual artist who lives and works in Tampere, Finland. It consists of local historical documents, words and photos.
The museum has temporary exhibitions. The current exhibition tells about living in Kouvola and elsewhere in Finland from the 1960's to the 1980's. This exhibition is open until October 9th, 2016. The exhibition is very interesting but quite small. But I loved it.Written 19 March 2016
- However, the station is quite functional with wide platforms and some restaurant-cafes.
For a tourist, the main sight is an old steam locomotive from the 1920s.Written 16 June 2020
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