Puzzles of history and self-colored stones: a day trip for the whole family – Road.Travel

Puzzles of history and self-colored stones: a day trip for the whole family

Road Trip Route. Visit one of the biggest museums of military equipment, See Nevyanskaya tower, Get acquainted with animals of a private zoo, Visit a mineralogical museum in the Ural semi-precious stones area, Have a rest in thermal baths of Rezh.

The trip goes north from the city of Ekaterinburg and lasts one day. The route leads through one of the largest military equipment museums in Russia, the city of Nevyansk, famous for its legends around its sagging tower, a small but very cozy private zoo and a unique mineralogical museum. The trip will end with a rest at the thermal spa in the town of Rež. The route includes stops for lunch and dinner. Don't forget to dress warmly so that your walks will be a pleasure!

History and Culture, Families with Kids, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Yekaterinburg

Anna Arkhipova. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: A family trip to unusual museums

Within this small trip you will visit one of the largest museums of military equipment in Russia, see Nevyansk Tower, get acquainted with animals of private zoo. Then continue the route along the towns of the Ural semi-precious strip and finish the evening with rest in the Ural Baden-Baden.


On your way out, be sure to check the opening hours of the zoo, as it is now in winter mode. To avoid wasting time in restaurants, take food with you on the way. You will be able to dine at the resort at the end of the route.

Gazpromneft filling station #6

So, guys, let's go, shall we? Just to avoid surprises on the way, refuel with quality fuel to the full, pump up the tires, fill the washbasin and get coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!

Музей Военной Техники "Боевая Слава Урала"

This museum is considered one of the largest museums of military and automobile equipment in Russia. In addition to equipment, the museum has expositions related to the history of military operations: documents, awards, photographs, military uniforms. The museum exhibits impress with their scale even people who are not fond of history and technology! Ticket prices can be found [on the official website of the museum](https://mkugmk.ru/ru/visitors/tickets/). Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00, Monday off.

Historic center of Nevyansk

Nevyansk is a city with a rich and interesting history. In the past it was here that the Demidovs' mining empire began, whose history is inextricably linked to the development of the Southern Urals. The main attraction of the city is the Nevyanskaya Sloping Tower, thanks to which many tourists from all over the Urals come here. Around the tower there are a lot of legends, from the fact that under the tower there was a secret melting pot of silver and gold, where fake coins were made, and ending with the rumor that the tower sank because of the sins of the Demidov family. Actually, it's a lot simpler than that. The slope of the tower appeared during the first stage of construction due to the movement of soil. The tower was tried to level out, but it failed. A lightning rod was also used on the spire of the Nevyanskaya Tower for the first time in the world, several years before its official opening.


The private zoo in Nizhny Tagil attracts many people with its friendly atmosphere. The animals are well cared for here, they live in cleanliness and comfort, and most of the money earned from the entrance tickets goes to ensure the comfort of the animals. Please note that from October the zoo is open in winter mode: only on weekends and public holidays from 10:00 to 16:00. Ticket prices can be found [on site](https://vk.com/greenpoll).

Mineralogical Museum. A.E.Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Now you are in one of the most famous villages of the Ural semi-precious belt - Murzinka. The semi-precious strip of the Urals unites hundreds of deposits of semi-precious stones, and the most beautiful samples are sent to museums of St. Petersburg and Moscow. In the village there is a mineralogical museum, named after the famous geologist Alexander Fersman, who visited Murzinka many times, traveled around the whole semi-precious belt and wrote about these places in his works. The museum is quite small, and very interesting because of its location - the exhibition is located in the former building of the Purification Church, built at the beginning of the XVIII century. Inside, the church paintings have survived and, judging by their current state, they have been carefully restored, so there is both a museum and a temple atmosphere in the building, which makes the place unique to some degree. The cost of admission tickets can be found [on the official website](http://mk-ggo.ru/muzei/muzej-im.-a.e.fersmana). The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Church of St. John the Forerunner

The settlement of the same name sprang up on the river Rezh on the base of an iron-smelting and iron-making plant, like many other towns in the Urals. Before visiting the hot springs, have a look at John the Baptist church, a monument of military and labor glory and a monument to Rezh craftsmen, located on the hill above the town.

Baden-Baden Thermae Regis

After such a busy day, you can relax in the local thermal spa. There are also thermal pools and a sauna complex. You can see the cost of tickets and book your visit [on the official website](http://уральский-источник.рф). If the place is to your liking, you can stay here longer: the complex is open until 23:00.


That's the end of our little trip. I hope you liked it and learned something new and interesting for yourself.