There is a variety of cultural offerings available at Taivalkoski. At the Päätalo Institute, you can become acquainted with Kalle Päätalo’s works as well as with temporary exhibitions. At Päätalo’s childhood home, Kallioniemi, and at the museum of local history, you can find out more about what life was like for the local people in the olden days. At Jalava Store, the historical atmosphere is still almost tangible. In the town centre, we recommend visiting the cultural trail “Taivalkoski: the place of a thousand stories” and the art bridge “Across Time”. At the camps and stations along the historic military railway track, you can look back to WWII.