Avesta Bison Park
In Avesta Bison park you will meet the magnificent, mighty and awe-inspiring prehistoric animal, eye to eye. An endangered European species of bison. The European bison lived during the Bronze Age in the deciduous forests in southern Sweden all the way up to the vast forests of Tiveden and Kolmården. The bison then disappeared sometime around the middle ages from the Swedish fauna. Maybe one day they will once again roam free in the Swedish forests, but until then you are welcome to visit Avesta municipality's own breeding center for the preservation of the powerful animal.
In large enclosures surrounding a farm from the previous century you can view the endangered animals. Avesta Bison Park has around 30 bison’s that are divided into two flocks in separate large natural enclosures.
You can choose between entrance tickets to Avesta Bison Park and combination tickets to Avesta's two main attractions, Avesta Bison Park and Verket with Avesta Art, for a good price. The combination tickets are valid for two days.
Bring the booking confirmation along with a valid id (passport).
During the sports holidays and Easter, the Bison Park offers an open house with free entrance. During the sports holiday hot chocolate, sandwiches and buns will be available in the café and during Easter traditional Swedish sandwich cake will be served. For more information and bookings: 0226-645035.
Open hours during low season:
During the sports holiday: Saturday - Saturday 11 am- 3pm, also during Easter eve and Easter day at 11am to 3pm.
On Saturdays and Sundays during the summer season guided tours of Avesta Bison park are organized. With an knowledgeable guide at your side, you will learn more about the history of why the bison live in Avesta and about breeding and animal care. No booking is required, just to show up and report your interest at the entrance hall. The tours start at 1.15 pm. The rest of the year the park offers guided group tours on request.
Digital guided tour
Try their digital guided tour of the park. With the help of your mobile phone and free Wi-Fi, you can enjoy the parks digital guide for free. Take your brochure and follow the signs. Scan the QR codes and enjoy more exciting information.
In the homey restored barn that has been turned into a café you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a sandwich or a tempting lunch! Sit indoors or at the outdoor seating area in the lush garden. Or why not in the Tipi tent to get some shade or rain protection?
The children's Bison Park
The large green areas invite children's play. Here are swings and a climbing pole available, a cozy playhouse, a jumping garden and stilts. In the playroom, the children can play indoors with the wooden horses and a play stable.
Practical information & safety instructions:
From the parking lot there is a short walk, about 220 yards, to the entrance hall where you pay the entrance free and take a look in the souvenir shop. If you are disabled, please take the car to the entrance and talk to the staff about further access to the park. Inside the park disabled can also get around as there are old gravel roads and lawns without height differences. Toilets are in a detached building next to the barn café.
Pets may not be brought into the area. It is forbidden to feed the bison.
Facilities and service
Follow the signs from road #68, towards Norberg/Örebro.
WGS 84 (lat, lon): N 60° 8.887', E 16° 7.905'