Top 10 Things to do in Tomsk, Russia

February 15, 2018 Layne Dawes

Tomsk (Russian: Томск, IPA: [tomsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast in Russia, located on the Tom River. The city's population was 524,669 (2010 Census); 487,838 (2002 Census); 501,963 (1989 Census).
Restaurants in Tomsk

1. Human Puppet Theater

Yuzhniy pereulok, d. 29, Tomsk 634028, Russia +7 382 242-04-86
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5 based on 85 reviews

Human Puppet Theater

Reviewed By Dmitriy V - Atlanta, Georgia

This theater I would definitely recommend, but you have to speak Russian (probably not worth otherwise , unless you go with a small kid or you have a Russian friend to translate).
The theater is in a strange neighborhood, it is a lodge building, but , they have morning shows about 12pm-1pm.
But the play! - you have to see it, it was awesome !
Even inside it is magical: lots of puppets talking and moving (they are computer animated) and they play ... It is magical, look in Internet for "Tomsk 2ky" .

2. Camp Garden

Nakhimova st., 1/1, Tomsk, Russia
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5 based on 123 reviews

Camp Garden

Reviewed By evoinel - Tomsk, Russia

Only after 4 years spent in Tomsk I've visited this legendary place and was impressed by this gorgeous park. Now it is one of my favorite places and I highly recommend it to every visitor.
It looks like a part of forest with the huge war memorial. It is the traditional place of celebration the Victory Day (the anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War).
It is also a good place to have a stroll, to enjoy spectacular view of the river Tom.
The park is easily accessible - the nearest bus stop is called "Laguerniy Sad"

3. Monument to Happiness/ Monument Shhas Spoyu...

Shevchenko St., 19/1, Tomsk 634021, Russia
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Monument to Happiness/ Monument Shhas Spoyu...

Reviewed By Terje N - Oslo, Norway

I walked from Kartashova street to the happy wolf, as the map shows. I found him sitting and watching everyone walking by. I'm sure funny for the children.
If you're sort of grown up, you should read the story, or watch the cartoon. Then you'll understand why he's sitting there with his belly full. Enjoy.

4. Chekhov Monument

Tom' embankment, Tomsk 634050, Russia +7 905 089-94-61
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4.5 based on 353 reviews

Chekhov Monument

Бронзовый двухметровый памятник А. П. Чехову установлен 20 августа 2004 г. в честь 400-летия Томска на набережной реки Томь недалеко от устья реки Ушайки. Автор памятника — скульптор Леонтий Усов. Памятник построен на народные средства.

Reviewed By Terje N - Oslo, Norway

Met my friend Anton Tsjekhov where I expected to find him. Rub his nose, all the locals do it.
To find Mr Tsjekhov, go to Lenin Boulevard, find the river Ushayka, and where Ushayka meets Tom go to right and as close to Tom as you can. You'll find Tchekov.

5. Uncle Kolya, Monunment to a State Traffic Inspector

intersection of prospekt Lenina and per. Nakhanovicha, Tomsk 634050, Russia
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Uncle Kolya, Monunment to a State Traffic Inspector

Reviewed By Sergey_GUSI - Новосибирск, Россия

Памятник установлен в том месте, где и прослужил дядя Коля более 20 лет.
Памятник заслуженно пользуется любовью горожан, в отличие от многочисленных "советских" памятников

6. Voskresenskaya Mountain

Tomsk, Russia
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Voskresenskaya Mountain

Reviewed By bpasari - New Delhi, India

This is on little height from where you can get good view of city. It's a museum and you can also buy souvenirs.

7. Museum of History of Tomsk

Bakunina St., 3, Tomsk 634003, Russia +7 382 265-72-55
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Museum of History of Tomsk

Reviewed By PPrakash - Tomsk, Russia

Nothing very extraordinary. But probably one of the best place to visit in Tomsk. There is a small museum displaying the articles and dresses used by people in siberia. Also ancient model of tomsk city. The view from the top of the Observatory tower is nice.

8. NKVD Memorial Museum of Political Repression History

Lenina prospekt, d. 44, Tomsk 634050, Russia +7 382 251-61-33
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

NKVD Memorial Museum of Political Repression History

Reviewed By Tinde_K - Moscow, Russia

The NKVD Memorial Museum shows an ugly part of Siberian history of political repression after the Great Russian Revolution. It tells many sad stories of people who fell victim to the regime. Both artifacts and texts are very interesting. Why then the low rating? It's basically Russian-only. I speak Russian and enjoyed it very much, but English translation of texts is lacking, so a foreign visitor would have had quite a lacking experience without the context.
The museum has convenient opening hours and a good location in the city centre.

9. Cabbage Monument

Lenina Sq., 65, Tomsk 634510, Russia
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Cabbage Monument

Reviewed By Noela R - Melbourne, Australia

Parents have long told children that they were found under a cabbage. Here, in front of the maternity hospital is a little memorial sculpture to that legend. Just a bit of fun to see if you are in that neighbourhood

10. Tomsk State University

Lenina Ave., 36, Tomsk 634510, Russia
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5 based on 38 reviews

Tomsk State University

Reviewed By evoinel - Tomsk, Russia

Tomsk State University is the heart of the city. It is the place when you feel history of Siberia and its connection with the present and future.
The main building is a mastrepiece of the XIXth century, there are several small museums there.
The surrounding grove is lovely with its small paths, squirrels and fresh air in the city centre. There are several monuments in the grove, including memorial dedicated to the university students and staff killed in Great Patriotic War and a new monument marking the geographical centre of Eurasia (established in 2014). To my mind the best time to enjoy the grove are autumn and the end of May (when bird cherry trees are in blossom).
Fortunately anyone can now enter the grove and university buildings though there are plans to introduce new security systems so that only university students and staff could enter the buildings. So take advantage of the opportunity to visit the oldest university in Siberia while it is still open to the general public.

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