Located in the center of Kontio­lahti village, the tradi­tional 19th-century farmhouse with its spacious courty­ards, takes you back to the atmosp­here of a bygone era. Kotiseu­tu­keskus organizes meetings as well as parties, tasty meals can be catered upon request. Kotiseu­tu­keskus also hosts concerts and events during the summer.

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Local History Museum

Entering the local history museum is like stepping back into time. Old tools and artifacts tell the past life of  Kontio­lahti. The museum is located in the center of the church village and operates in a granary built in 1871. Open variably in summer.

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Tähti­kallio and Observatory

Tähti­kal­lio’s elegant confe­rence and festive hall was built during the Second World War, the ammuni­tion depot of the Salpa­linja artil­lery station excavated into the rock. The Plane­tary Path to the Obser­va­tory also starts from the courtyard, where star perfor­mances are held during the dark season. Tähti­kallio is open by appoint­ment and serves as a confe­rence and festive hall.

Infor­ma­tion about the star shows on Seulaset ry’s website:  

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Wanhan Mestan museum

In the museum located in Kontio­niemi, you can experience the atmosp­here of a tradi­tional village shop. Nostalgic products, Pappa-Tunturi mopeds and pocket games lead to past years. The museum also displays wartime clothing and artifacts.

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Alapihan Arboretum

1,400 diffe­rent tree and plant species grow in the botanical garden in Jakokoski. On summer Satur­days, you can sit in the park for coffee and enjoy a personal café. You can buy home-baked rye bread from the café to take with you, if you decide to picnic on your own. At the Arboretum, it is also possible to stay in a modern small apart­ment rented through AirBnB.

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Hand Craft Store Tiuhta

The handic­raft store Tiuhta sells products of local craftsmen in the church village of Kontio­lahti. Crafts, ornaments, jewelry and knitwear handic­rafts are for sale.

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Clay and Souvenir Shop Tuliais-Tupa Ky

The pottery shop Tuliais-Tupa sells handmade decora­tive and utility ceramic products. The shop specia­lizes in lace ceramics.

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