Keskisen Kyläkauppa in Tuuri is Finland’s largest department store and the country’s most popular tourist attraction.
With more than six million visitors a year, Keskisen Kyläkauppa is Finland’s largest department store and most popular travel destination. The atmosphere, stunning details and surprising encounters it offers are impossible to put into words – they must be experienced in person.
The department store is a real entertainment centre, where visitors of all ages can spend time, meet friends and enjoy the atmosphere. It focuses on offering experiences in a comfortable setting – the entire family from children to grandparents can find something to see and do for the whole day.
Finland’s most affordable prices, best selection and friendliest staff, combined with a spectacular setting and exciting events, make for a memorable experience. In addition, the centre’s restaurants serve delicious meals to suit all tastes in a relaxed environment.
Keskisen Kyläkauppa is known for its events. Hundreds of different events are held in the area each year. One of the most popular events is the Miljoona Tivoli fair, which takes over the entire yard area every summer and offers free entry to children under the age of 13. Such events attract thousands of visitors to Tuuri to enjoy the Keskisen Kyläkauppa unique atmosphere.
A haven for families
Keskisen Kyläkauppa pays special attention to offering things to do for children. A new addition to the centre, the department store’s Riemu Park indoor play area, covers 3,000 m² and offers a great range of activities for children under 13 – and all for free! Keskisen Kyläkauppa yard area also houses Finland’s largest Moomin playground, which is open all year round and can be enjoyed for free, and in the summer months, Keskisen Kyläkauppa mini-golf course offers fun and games for the whole family for a small charge. The area also houses a skateboarding park, which is maintained by Alavus Council and can be used freely by all visitors.
AKU PARK offers free activities for children in the shopping area. AKU PARK is an 80 m² adventure course designed for children between the ages of 3 and 10. While little ones navigate the course, older children and the young at heart can enjoy the area’s nostalgic arcade games, for free.
More information on services for families can be found on Tuuri’s website.
The shopping area also houses Hotel OnnenTähti, which a far cry from a typical chain hotel. Its luxurious rooms and welcoming atmosphere invite visitors to spend a memorable break in the area of the Keskisen Kyläkauppa.
At OnnenTähti, you can stay in a unique, spacious room, while enjoying our friendly service and delicious breakfast. The hotel’s central location within the shopping area, close to all the events and services and combined with the special milieu, make it a destination that suits even the most exacting tastes. Hotel OnnenTähti offers a unique experience and easy access to all the opportunities offered by the Kyläkauppa.
Caravan site Onnela
Keskisen Kyläkauppa caravan site, Onnela, is known for its friendly service, clean facilities and tranquil setting. Situated in an idyllic location on the banks of Tuurinjoki, the site offers comprehensive services on an eight-hectare site all year round. Over the years, Onnela has become a firm favourite among travellers, who come back year after year to enjoy the area’s great atmosphere and wide range of events and shopping opportunities. In 2018, Onnela registered 70,000 overnight stays. This figure speaks volumes about the status it has achieved among visitors.
The SF-Caravan Association selected Onnela as the caravan site of the year in 2013 and as the most dog-friendly site in 2018.
Tuuri is within easy access
The village of Tuuri is located in Alavus in South Ostrobothnia. Tuuri can be reached by car along National Road 18, and a railway station is located next to Keskisen Kyläkauppa. Check out the area’s map!