Grutas Park Tours

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Grutas Parks is a fascinating cultural center that exhibits Soviet era relics and statues in its museum and sculpture garden.

From 1989 to 1991, when Lithuania regained its independence, Soviet monuments were dismantled and dumped throughout the country. In an effort to preserve the monuments but with little money to do so, the government allowed Lithuanian entrepreneur Viliumas Malinauskas to open this self-funded sculpture park in 2001 near the town of Druskininkai.

Spread over 20 hectares (49 acres), Grutas Park has 86 monuments and statues set among re-creations of Soviet prison camps, guard towers and barbed-wire fences. Here you’ll find statues of the main Communist leaders and thinkers, including Lenin, Stalin and Marx, leaders of the Red Terror and the Red Army. The set-up is designed to help visitors understand the impact of Soviet ideology on the Lithuanian people.

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The park also includes a gallery of paintings and graphics in the Soviet realism style. There’s an on-site cafe, a large playground (Lunapark) and a mini zoo to keep the kids entertained.

Grutas park is located near Druskininkai, about 130 kilometres (81mi) southwest of Vilnius.

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Address: Druskininkai, 66441, Lithuania
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Hours: Open daily, 9am - 10pm, closes at 5pm in winter
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Admission: Adults: 20 Lt, Children (6 - 16yrs): 10 Lt
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South Lithuania Day Trip: Dzukija County and Grutas Park from Vilnius

Explore Dzūkija County on this 1-day south Lithuania tour from Vilnius. Visit the 16th-century village of Pirčiupiai with a guide and gain insight into Lithuania’s rich history. Admire imposing Soviet-era statues in Grūtas Park. Take a step back in time at the ethnographic village in Zervynos and see how life played out in centuries passed. Discover top attractions such as the Eye of Ūla and the Merkinė Hill Fort in the Dzūkija National Park, and gaze over the Neman River. Then, discover 17th-century treasures in the historic village of Liškiava.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Grutas Park Tour: The Park of Soviet Sculptures from Vilnius

Escape the bustle of Lithuania’s capital on a private day trip to Grutas sculpture park. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts about the 50-acre garden filled with Soviet statues toppled during the Lithuanian independence movement. No need to plan logistics:  Round-trip transport from your Vilnius accommodation is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Soviet Grutas Park Entrance Ticket

Visit one of the weirdest tourist attractions in the world – full of Soviet era monuments - Grutas Park.Grutas Park, unofficially known as Stalin World, is located near the small town of Druskininkai, and represents the naked Soviet ideology. There you will find the sculpture garden's collection of 86 statues, exhibitions, which reveals the comically hyperbolic Soviet political cult, fragments of concentration camps and other Soviet elements plentiful all over the place.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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