The Sochi Arboretum is one of Sochi's main tourist attractions. It dazzles with its collection of subtropical flora, including various species of pines, oaks, cypresses, and palms. There are special zones on-site dedicated to the flora of the Caucasus, China, Japan, South America, North America, Australia and Mediterranean countries.
The Bol'shoy Sochinskiy Del'finariy is a Dolphinarium in Sochi. It opened on September 15, 2012, and has ever since grown in popularity. The aquarium is also home to penguins and has a butterfly garden, but its biggest attraction is the dolphins that draw in locals and tourists from all over.
What happens when the visitor becomes a part of the show? You get a sizzling experience. That’s what you will experience when you are at The Electrical Museum of Nikola Tesla in Sochi. The museum has interactive exhibits and giant coils of Tesla and it is a fun, entertaining and educational experience for young and old to be enjoyed with a group.
Pay a visit to the Sochi Auto Sport Museum, which is a part of the Sochi Autodrom. The museum is renowned for conserving and displaying more than 50 racing cars. Some of the prominent cars in its collection include Jaguar XJ220, Jaguar R5B Formula 1 car, Aston Martin DB9 and many more. Moreover, Sochi Auto Sport Museum also houses the DeLorean, which featured the Back to the Future trilogy as a time machine.
This beautiful garden is located close to the Central Stadium and the Arboretum. Its centerpiece, the Friendship Tree, is a unique experiment started by horticulturalist Fyodor Zorin in 1934. It is a wild lemon tree, onto which branches of other citrus trees, including orange, grapefruit, and tangerine trees, have been grafted. The tree has branches added by people from more than 160 countries, some of them famous politicians, scientists, astronauts, and cultural figures. The landmark celebrates internationalism and peace. The garden has a museum where various gifts to the Friendship Tree are collected.
The Khosta District History Museum is located in a historic building, which used to be a People's House, a venue for entertainment and culture. Its walls have seen performances by notable cultural figures such as singer Fyodor Shalyapin, pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, and actress Lyubov Orlova. Established in 1995, the museum is dedicated to the city's history as a holiday resort destination. The museum pays special attention to Sochi's health complexes ("zdravnitsa"), as many such hotels are located in the Khosta District. Archeological finds are also represented.