Top Choice Park in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Levoberezhny Park

This large new park on the south bank of the Irtysh contains several interesting exhibits and is well worth a couple of hours of your time. Moving west from the entrance through still-growing botanical gardens you r…
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Dostoevsky Museum

The well laid-out Dostoevsky Museum incorporates the wooden house where the exiled writer lived from 1857 to 1859 with his wife and baby. The displays range over Dostoevsky’s life and works, including his five years…
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Abay Museum

The large Abay Museum is dedicated to the 19th-century humanist poet Abay Kunanbaev. Along with displays about Abay’s life and work, the museum has many 19th-century artefacts, and sections on the Kazakh nomadic tra…
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Anatomical Museum

In an unmarked building that's part of Semey Medical University, this one-room museum exhibits the usual pickled organs you might expect medical students to look at – but also a gruesome collection of babies and emb…
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Park Zhastar

The pretty, beautifully maintained central park makes for a pleasant stroll, and several of Ust-Kamenogorsk’s oldest buildings and some worthwhile museums are clustered around it. In the park itself is a replica Rus…
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Ethnography Museum

The Ethnography Museum is in two buildings facing opposite corners of Park Zhastar. Korpus No 1 exhibits the traditional culture of the Kazakhs of east Kazakhstan region; Korpus No 2 is devoted to the many other eth…
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Fine Arts Museum

The collection here, one of the country's best, covers Kazakh, Russian and Western European art from the 16th century onwards, including a not-to-be-missed Rembrandt etching and work by top 19th-century Russians suc…
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History Museum

The good History Museum has a natural-history section with stuffed regional wildlife, including a snow leopard and a giant maral deer, and human history exhibits that reveal the huge number of ancient burial mounds …
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History & Local Studies Museum

This museum has plenty of material on regional history including some rare archaeological pieces, and a collection of traditional Kazakh artefacts. Founded in 1883, it claims to be the oldest museum in Kazakhstan. T…
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Russian pioneer Village

In the park itself is a replica Russian pioneer village of log cabins, furnished and decorated in period style.