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Legoland theme park (www.legoland.dk) is constructed from -- what else? -- plastic Lego blocks, and boasts 50 "fun activities." The greatest attraction is Castleland, which opened in 1997. Home to the King's Castle, a faux-medieval fairy-tale castle, it offers an action-adventure ride on one of two 212-seat "dragons" that fly around this re-created world. On the upper floor is the Knight's Barbecue, a restaurant decorated with suits of armor and shields.

Miniland is the second major attraction, with miniature models of famous buildings and monuments from around the world. The entire medieval town of Ribe is re-created, for example, as is Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen. Other thematic attractions in the park include Legoredo Town, a re-creation of a western town with an Indian camp and a sheriff's office, plus Pirateland, where you can take a boat trip through caves. There's even a Lego Safari, where children steer small zebra-striped jeeps on a ride through a faux savanna. There are dozens of amusement rides, mostly for children, including merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels. All the rides, including the miniature train and boat trips, are included in one admission price.

Hours are subject to change based on seasonal and weather conditions. Always call for the latest information before heading here. In general, the park is open Monday to Friday in April, May, September, and October from 10am to 8pm. In June and the last days of August, it is usually open daily 10am to 8pm. At the time of peak visitation, July to late August, hours are daily 10am to 9pm. Admission is DKK259 ($44/£26) for those 13 to 59, or DKK229 ($39/£23) for ages 3 to 12; free for children 2 and under. For more information, call tel. 75-33-13-33.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.