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Top Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2020

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Istanbul, Turkey, is a city that showcases the past, present, and future. Located in between two continents, where Europe meets Asia, the city, and its people makes for an intriguing blend of culture and history. And because of its rich history, there’s so much to explore with art, architecture, culinary heritage, and cultural museums. But did you know that Istanbul is also one of the places to visit for lots of outdoor fun and amusement? If you love theme parks and amusement parks, there is definitely no shortage in this city. So how about it? Would you visit the top theme parks and amusement parks in Istanbul, Turkey?

1. İsfanbul

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İsfanbul, or Vialand as it was formerly known, is one of the first and most famous theme parks in Turkey. The park, which opened on May 26, 2013, is located on the Eyüpsultan and Gaziosmanpaşa districts of Istanbul. It’s also adjacent to a shopping center and theater on a lot of area of 600 square meters (6458.35 square feet), one-third of which is occupied by the İsfanbul theme park. There are 30 different entertainment zones to visit as well as the Breath Taker rollercoaster, which runs at 110 km (68.35 mi) per hour, Drop Tower, Viking, and Dungeon. And for the kids, they’ve got their own entertainment facilities, like Dora and Diego, and Safari Tunnel. İsfanbul is open Friday to Monday so plan accordingly!

İsfanbul

Address: Yeşilpınar Mahallesi, Şht. Metin Kaya Sk. No:11, 34065 Eyüp/İstanbul, Turkey

Website: İsfanbul

Opening hours: Fri - Mon 10 am to 6 pm, Tue - Thu closed

Price: USD 2.27 - USD 9.50

2. Star Park

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The World of Amusement since 1961. Such a fitting tagline for a theme park with three kinds of Ferris Wheel, Zero Gravity, Pirate Ship Gondola, Swing Rides, and Bumper Cars for the adults. And for the kids, they’ve got their own Ferris Wheel, Swing Ride, Bumper Car, five types of Carousels, and lots of trains.

Star Park

Address: OSB Kırmızı Cad. No: 11 Nilüfer, Bursa, Turkiye 16159

Website: Star Park

Opening hours: Daily 10 am to 7 pm

3. Maltepe Beach Park and Event Space

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Maltepe Beach Park was built by the city of Istanbul as a park overlooking the ocean. It’s open 24 hours and you can spend time with your family, your friends, your pets, and yourself amongst lush greens and blue waters. Rent a bike and ride along the coast and watch scenic views of the Prince Islands. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic with your family. The park is open 24 hours so you can come anytime.

Maltepe Beach Park and Event Space

Address: Yalı Mahallesi, Turgut Özal Blv., Maltepe/İstanbul, Turkey

Website: Maltepe Beach Park and Event Space

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Price: Free

4. Miniaturk

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Miniatürk is a miniature park that opened at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey in 2003. The park houses mini versions of treasures found in Turkey. Half of the treasures are from Istanbul and the rest from Anatolia and the Ottoman territories outside of Turkey. It’s a great attraction to visit with your family and friends and to creatively learn about the history of Turkey. About 125 to 150 models can be found in this 5,500 square meters (59201 square feet) park, including the Adana Stone Bridge, Bursa Green Tomb, Izmir Clock Tower, The ruins of Mount Nimrod, and the House of The Virgin Mary.

Miniaturk

Address: Imrahor Caddesi, Sutluce, Istanbul 34445, Turkey

Website: Miniaturk

Opening hours: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

Price: USD 7 - 14 / TRY 37.50 - 75

5. Xtrem Aventures İstanbul

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If you’re looking for adventures that’ll take you to soaring heights, then a visit to Xtrem Aventures İstanbul is very much needed. There are four different high rope tracks and a zip line track for eight years old and above. Or if you want to let go of your inhibitions and fears, step up to the Quick Jump and jump from the Quick Jump tree 15 meters (49.2 feet) above ground level. And for kids between four to eight years old, they’ve got a huge net suspended 10 meters (32.8084 feet) above ground so they can jump and play safely. And you can also book a group adventure at Xtrem Aventures for your birthday or during the evening. Make sure to book your reservation in advance!

Xtrem Aventures İstanbul

Address: Huzur Mah. Ayazaga Cad. No:4 | UNIQ Istanbul Kultur Merkezi, Maslak, Istanbul 34396, Turkey

Website: Xtrem Aventures İstanbul

Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10 am to 6 pm

Price: USD 2 - 12.27 / TRY 10 - 65 per ride

6. Büyükçekmece Grand Aqua Marine

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The Grand Aqua Marine is a great family destination where everyone can let down their hair literally and just have fun since 1999. It’s perfect for kids as young as one and adults beyond 65. There are tons of pools and water slides with different ones for different ages. And the food available there is reasonably priced at an average price of USD5. And if you go there on a weekday, the park won’t be as crowded. But if you go there on a weekend, try to get there as early as you can because it does get crowded. There are also free shuttles to take you to the Grand Aqua Marine from Taksim Square.

Büyükçekmece Grand Aqua Marine

Address: Komando Sk., 4, Istanbul 34500, Turkey

Website: Büyükçekmece Grand Aqua Marine

Opening hours: Daily 9 am to 7 pm

Price: USD 5.70 - 13.22 / TRY 30 - 70

7. Moipark

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Moipark is the biggest indoor amusement park in Turkey, inside the Mall of Istanbul, since May 23, 2014. It’s a great place for kids aged two to fourteen to have fun. There’s the Fun House, Ferris Wheel, Plus Coaster, Jungle Lift, Carousel, Spinning Coaster, Drop & Twist Tower, They operate with a card system, where you load your card with credits and just swipe with each ride. And be sure to watch a Rockheads show while you’re there! The kids will love it.

Moipark

Address: Mall of Istanbul, Istanbul 34306, Turkey

Website: Moipark

Opening hours: Mon 12 pm to 10 pm, Tue - Sun 10 am to 10 pm

Price: USD0.75-4.15 / TRY 4 - 22 per ride

8. Bostancı Lunapark

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Lunapark is a smaller but still fun amusement park that has been around since 1983 but continues to update and evolve with the times. Children will enjoy a visit to Lunapark and it’s a great way for adults to relive their childhood with the Merry-Go-Round, Fear Tunnel, Octopus, Gondola, and the Ferris Wheel. Plus there are shows organized regularly that you can watch with your family and friends. And since the park is in the middle of the city, it’s very accessible via public transportation or your own.

Bostancı Lunapark

Address: Mehmet Sevki Pasa Cad. Bostanci, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Website: Bostancı Lunapark

Opening hours: Daily 10 am to 1 am

Price: USD 1.50 / TRY 8 per ride

9. Aqua Club Dolphin

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Aqua Club Dolphin is one of the best aqua parks in Istanbul, Turkey. They have seven pools, including a ship pool, wave pool, and two children’s pool. Plus there are 12 types of slides, including the Child Sliders, King Kobra, Anakonda, Kamikaze, and Space Hole. Adults can also enjoy a Snow Party and some Beach Volleyball. And there’s no need to worry about getting hungry. They’ve got a lot of restaurants inside the park, waiting to feed you. Before going through, make sure to read the park rules so you’re not surprised once you get there.

Aqua Club Dolphin

Address: Cemal Pasa Cad. Bahcesehir, Basaksehir, Istanbul, Turkey

Website: Aqua Club Dolphin

Opening hours: Daily 9 am to 7 pm

Price: USD 10 - 135 / TRY 55 - 720

10. ViaSea Aquarium

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The ViaSea Aquarium is located inside the Viaport Marina, along with a theme park, games hall, bowling alley, and cinema. Serving fun with the family since May 2015, the ViaSea Aquarium, the world’s first climate-themed aquarium, has the longest underwater tunnel in Istanbul. They house over twelve thousand marine animals, where you can feed the fish yourself or caress stingrays with your own hands. If you want to be close to this much animals, then the ViaSea Aquarium is the place you need to visit.

ViaSea Aquarium

Address: Cami Mah ViaSea Eğlence Meydanı Viaport Marina No:29, 34940 Tuzla, Turkey

Website: ViaSea Aquarium

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10 am to 7 pm, Sat - Sun 11 am to 7:30 pm

Price: USD 11 - 13 / TRY 59 - 69

Outdoor fun in Istanbul, Turkey

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So, do you think you can fit all these top theme parks and amusement parks in Istanbul, Turkey in your travel itinerary? Which one will you go to first?

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