This multi-purpose park is owned by the city of Tampere and boasts a variety of rides as well as an Aquarium that was opened in 1969, a Planetarium that opened in 1969, a children´s zoo that opened in 1970, a 168m tall Observation Tower that opened in 1971, Sara Hilden Art Museum opened in 1979, the Dolphinarium opened in 1985.
The amusement part aspect of Särkänniemi started in 1973 with the opening of Neulan Huvipuisto (Neulan´s Amusement); in the beginning the park offered only a handful of children´s rides. In 1975 the city of Tampere took over the operations of the fun park and integrated it into other attractions on the peninsula.
Located on the peninsula, about a kilometer from the city center of Tampere, that juts out into the Black Gulf. The area used to house three different breweries in the 18th century onward and in the 20th century a huge warehouse serving the log industry was built on the peninsula of Särkänniemi. These buildings were demolished in the 1960´s.
The park is easily accessible by bus nr 4 and nr 16.
The 25-acre amusement park is not divided into specifically themed sections although one area is called Kiddie Land and in 2012 an Angry Birds Land was opened.
Reaches a speed of 43 mph (69 km/h) and a height of 98 ft (30 m) on a 230 ft (70 m) long half pipe track. Height limit 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in). Half Pipe model, train 2x8.
flywheel launch sit down
Reaches a speed of 42 mph (68 km/h) in just 2 seconds on a 1,194 ft (364 m) long track. Height limit 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in). Motocoaster model, train 2x5.
Reaches a speed of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a height of 82 ft (25 m) on a 2,296 ft (700 m) long track with 5 inversions (loop, tunnel, cobra roll, heartline roll, heartline roll). Height limit 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in). Suspended looping coaster, train 2x12.
Reaches a speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) and a height of 50 ft (15 m) on a 1,283 ft (391 m) long track with 2 inversions (heartline roll, heartline roll). Height limit 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in). Spiral lift Volare model, car 4x1.
Vauhtimato (Whirley Worm)
steel sit down
Reaches a speed of 16 mph (26 km/h) and a height of 11 ft (3 m) on a 197 ft (60 m) long track (60m). Height limit 1 m (3 ft 3 in) / 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) alone. Small Tivoli model, train 2x5.
The Aquarium at Särkänniemi was opened in 1969. It has a total combined aquarium volume of 550,000 litres (150,000 US gal), and is home ot more than 3,000 animals representing 200 species. The lower floor of the aquarium includes a mangrove swamp habitat that is home to monos, archer fish, gourami fish, rainbow sharks and blowfish.
The Children´s Zoo that opened in 1970 has over 30 different species of animals on show.
TheDolphinarium that opened in 1985 has 5 bottlenosed dolphins that perform all year around.
Näsinneula Observation Tower that opened in 1971 is 168 meters tall and it has a restaurant on the top floor.
Sara Hilden Art Museum opened in 1979 and has on display works from mostly contemporary Finnish artists.