World of Dinosaurs


Kids go gaga for the massive monsters of the past in this gargantuan indoor Dino Museum about 10km west of Kalmar. While it's not quite Jurassic Park and some of the Sauropod's feel distinctly plasticky, the museum's redeeming feature is its collection of more than 100 authentic skeletons and an impressive bunch of convincing full-scale dino models to cower beneath.

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1. Krusenstiernska Gården

5.06 MILES

Krusenstiernska Gården is a 19th-century middle-class home around 500m from the entrance to Kalmar Slott that seems to be delightfully stuck in a timewarp…

2. Kalmar Konstmuseum

5.37 MILES

The striking Kalmar Konstmuseum can be found in the park near Kalmar Slott. While it doesn't have a permanent collection, its striking galleries usually…

3. Kalmar Slott

5.44 MILES

Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This dominant Renaissance…

4. Kalmar domkyrka

5.72 MILES

Home to a spectacular pulpit, the baroque Domkyrkan was designed by Tessin, King Karl X Gustav’s favourite architect.

5. Kalmar läns museum

5.92 MILES

The highlight of this fine museum, in an old steam mill by the harbour, are finds from the 17th-century flagship Kronan. The ship exploded and sank just…

6. Kalmar Sjöfartsmuseum

5.94 MILES

Ah-har, me hearties! Salty sea dogs should line up for this eccentric collection of seafaring memorabilia, with bottled ships, foghorns and all sorts of…

7. Ölands Djurpark

10.14 MILES

A zoo, amusement park and water park combined. Free admission for children under 1m.

8. Pukeberg Glasbruk

11.79 MILES

The unfortunately named Puke­berg Glasbruk, just southeast of the centre of Nybro, is interesting for its historic setting (dating from 1871) which is…