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Tiina Tuulasvaara-Kaleva

Already since the 1860s, the favourite stopping place for boat trips in the summer became Kaidesaari, in other words Viikinsaari, whose dances, refreshments and bathing beaches offered highlights to Sunday trips. Funfairs and circuses were also a part of the townspeople's summer amusements. Travelling entertainers initially erected their tents in the present Pyynikintori square, later in Hippos and in Ratina gravel pit. Motion pictures began to attract the townspeople in the 1910s and people queued to them especially in the 1950s as a result of the vast popularity of domestic movies.

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In the 1950s the city ”elders” came up with an idea about a Tampere tourist attraction that could offer many kinds of entertainment and amusement. Näsinneula tower, an art museum and Särkänniemi amusement park were built on a cape sticking into Näsijärvi behind Mustalahti. Since the 1970s the area has turned into Tampere's most popular tourist attraction.

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