Särkänniemi is an amusement park in Tampere, Finland. The park features an aquarium, a planetarium, a children's zoo, an art museum, an observation tower (Näsinneula), an amusement park, and the World's northernmost dolphinarium. Särkänniemi is the second most popular amusement park in Finland, after Linnanmäki in Helsinki. Särkänniemi has five rollercoasters: inverted coaster Tornado, flying coaster Trombi, MotoGee, Half Pipe, and family coaster Vauhtimato ("Speedy Worm"). Särkänniemi is owned by the city of Tampere and attracts about 1.100.000 visitors per annum.
This multi-purpose park is owned by the city of Tampere and boasts a variety of rides as well as an Aquarium that was opened in 1969, a Planetarium that opened in 1969, a children´s zoo that opened in 1970, a 168m tall Observation Tower that opened in 1971, Sara Hilden Art Museum opened in 1979, the Dolphinarium opened in 1985.
The amusement part aspect of Särkänniemi started in 1973 with the opening of Neulan Huvipuisto (Neulan´s Amusement); in the beginning the park offered only a handful of children´s rides. In 1975 the city of Tampere took over the operations of the fun park and integrated it into other attractions on the peninsula.