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Address: Dyreparkveien 1, Kristiansand 4636, Norway
Phone Number: +47 970 59 700
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Kristiansand Dyrepark is the number one tourist attraction in Norway,...

Kristiansand Dyrepark is the number one tourist attraction in Norway, attracting close to 1 million visitors each year. It consists of more than 150 different animal species, entertainment, shows, amusement park as well as a seperate water park called Badelandet.

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More Than a Zoo!

There are a million good reviews for this place. All I would contribute is to underline that 1 day is not enough! We weren't even in high season (when there are additional shows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

There are a million good reviews for this place. All I would contribute is to underline that 1 day is not enough! We weren't even in high season (when there are additional shows on) and we regretted not having more time. Plan for 2 days and buy the 2 day ticket - it's just 100 NOK extra for the second... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Despite the bad weather we had for an hour or so, the zoo is a great experience! Plenty to see and do, with a staff that knew what they were doing and talking about.

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Bergen, Norway
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136 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We have visited the park 7 times - it has been a great experience every time. It is a great family attraction

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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you are in the vicinity of Kristiansand with kids the Zoo is a must. The park is beautifully integrated in natural surroundings. The park is not only a zoo, in addition to all the animals you have Kardemomme by based on a novel by Thorbjørn Egner and Kaptein Sabeltanns (Captain Zabertooth's) pirat world. Take his gally for a trip... More 

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Thank Erik H
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

First degree nature experience for young and old. Elk, lions, Tigers, giraffes, monkeys and more. All situated in a wonderful outdoor wilderness. Bring your own food

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Thank Anders J
Tromso, Norway
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is by far the best zoo I have ever been to. For me the most important thing is to know that the animals has a good life. You can clearly see that all the animals in this zoo have great living conditions! It has a lot of space for each animal, and the possibility for them to relax if... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday outside peak season and we're initially disappointed as we didn't realise no rides would be in use. However as we explored the zoo it was clear this alone was interesting enough. Good range of animals and the norway area is particularly good, we hit feeding time which helped. It would have been good to have... More 

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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

A good place to hang out, with or without children. A lot of nice animals and a lot of restaurant. Avaible room for rent inside the park in "Kardemomme by" really expencive in the season but then all attractions and restaurants are open. Half the price out og season but almost everything is closed.. Worth a trip, or to, three... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Nice park. Big but not a huge selection of animals. But great for kids and adults. Very expensive food inside!

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Leirvik, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Good place but much valking and small childs evryvere, but overall a good place. The food is not so good but at the place setra is good

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