Open air museums

Museum of Ancient Beekeeping

According to scientists, the oldest cult among people was worship of nature objects. Animals, plants, natural forces were thought to be higher powers than humanity. Lithuanians are the nation which professed paganism longer than any other European country. Thus it is not surprising that attention to some former sainted relicts is meaningful till nowadays. Bees and trees where they lived were thought to be saint in Lithuania.

The Museum of Orvydai Homestead

Sometimes out of the way corners may surprise even those who have seen a lot. One of such an amazing places is the Orvydai homestead located in the north west Lithuania in a little village of Gargždelė. It is an amazing place both for its environment created here and for the atmosphere. For some mystic reasons visitors from all over Lithuania and foreign countries come here in order to satisfy their curiosity, regain strength after tough life moments and relax.

Geographical Center of Europe

Historically Lithuania was always a bridge between East and West, a neighbor country of biggest aggressors and a battlefield for them competing for sphere of influence. The geographical location never let Lithuania to distance from the main European events and this is not surprising as it is the real scientifically agreed geographical center of Europe. The location caused many problems and disasters to Lithuanians, on the other hand, nowadays the nation can be proud to be official owners of this important European spot.

Kaunas Zoo

If you come to Lithuania and want to visit a zoo, you have to come to Kaunas where the only one Lithuanian zoo is located. The Kaunas Zoo is really near the city center established in a nice holt where number of centennial oaks grow creating a natural atmosphere. While having a relaxing walk surrounded by greenery in summer or by wild freezing  nature shelter in the cold season visitors can survey quite a big variety of animal species living in the zoo of 15,9 ha.

Mosėdis Stone Museum

In the North West of Lithuania there is a little village named Mosėdis, which is famous for its unique Museum of Rare Stones. More than 150 000 different stones (the smallest probably weights less than a gramme, and the largest more than 50 tons) and pebbles are being exposed in the area of 8 ha in Bartuva river’s field. The story of the museum began when its former, doctor Vaclovas Intas, suddenly saw a marvelous 50 kg weighting stone in a neighbor village after being out on rounds in 1957.

Museum of Rumšiškės

The Museum of Rumšiškės was established by Lthuanian Ministry of Culture . Rumšiškės itself is a town situated about 30 kilometers far from Kaunas. A lot of evidences supporting the fact about this area to be settled in 1508 can be found in written sources. Even some bronze artifacts were discovered in 1953 here. Established in 1966, the Museum of Rumšiškės was finally opened to the public 8 years later in  1974.

Grūtas Park

In 2010 the crazy Grūtas Park was officially declared to be one of 10 the strangest museums in the World. Grūtas Park is 130 kilometers far from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania  and only 8 kilometers far from Druskininkai city, which is also called the Lithuanian spa town.

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