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Fun program for the whole family

For children and those just young at heart, the Saimaa area offers plenty of fun holiday experiences to look back on for many years to come. The untamed roar of the Imatrankoski Rapids, the giant Sandcastle, Flowpark Adventure Park and the many spas in the Saimaa area are just a few of the components of a memorable holiday.

The Lake Saimaa area offers wonderful, year-round options for family holidays. Small-scale locations and handy connections in the Lappeenranta and Imatra regions make family holidays easy.

Need help in finding your way or planning your holiday:

• Imatra region tourist information, imatra@gosaimaa.com
• Lappeenranta region tourist information (Shopping center Iso-Kristiina Brahenkatu 1), lappeenranta@gosaimaa.com.
During the summer time there is also a tourist information point at the Sandcastle!

Ylämaa Gem museum

Ylämaa gem museum was founded in the year 1982. The museum is the first gem museum in Finland that is open for public. Over 250 000 visitors have visited in Ylämaa gem museum at this moment.
The exhibition presents at this moment already over four thousand pieces of gem, mineral and fossile from all over the world. The specialities of the museum are genuine fossiles of dinosaur and mammoth, and different types of meteorite.
Ylämaan jalokivimuseo yhdistys ry (Ylämaa gem museum association) has based the museum and is responsible of the upkeep of the museum. The association organizes every year an international gem trade show that has achieved a huge popularity. The trade show is organized every year after Midsummer. trade show1.-3.7.2016 Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 10-18.
Ylämaa Gem museum
Kivikyläntie 1
Tel. +358 (0)500 459 156


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