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An authentic lumber slide and a part of of history. Now restored and protected, it is the only surviving example in the whole of Norway.
Narrow gauge museum railway (1067 mm) with steam engines and carriages more than a hundred years old still in use.
School museum, with a collection of agricultural tools. Open by appointment.
Wooden church from 1830. Altarpiece in renaissance style dated 1638, brass candlesticks on the altar from around 1650, and many other artefacts from around 1750. Open by appointment.
A national centre for the preservation of historic ships built of steel - both a living engineering workshop and a museum. Take part on a fascinating exploration under and over, inside and outside the old ships and listen to accounts of the work in progress.
Probably Vennesla's oldest dwelling, dating back to the 1600's. It was here that the local lumbering industry began. Renovated forge. The River Museum and traditional kitchen. Exhitibion of artefacts linked to Bommen and the river. Café.
Østre Randøya (previously Randøya Fort) is a magnificent recreation area with smooth rocks ideal for sunbathing, a sheltered bay and excellent paths for walking.
Natural history museum and botanical garden. Geology, flora and fauna. Sørlandet's natural history from the ice age to the present, and from the coast to the mountains. Colourful mineral exhibition. Botanical garden with a historical rose garden dating from 1850 as well as modern rose varieties. Norway's largest collection of cacti. Flowers and trees from all over the world.
Skaftåsen is a scenic viewpoint to the south of Birkeland School.
Iveland is known for its mines and quarries with quartz, feldspar and rare minerals.