Rural scenery, history and the future harmoniously side by side
The history of Jokioinen is tightly interwoven with the Jokioinen Estate established in 1562, when the King Eric XIV of Sweden granted the land to Klaus Horn. It developed into the largest estate in Finland during the time of the provincial governor Ernst Gustaf von Willebrand who moved to the Estate towards the end of the 18th century.

By early 1900s, the Estate had acquired a corn mill, a saw mill, a brick factory, a steel plant and sugar and syrup factories. As a result of the Tenant Farmers’ Act of 1918 and the Land Acquisition Act of 1920´s, the Estate was divided into 950 small farms. The rest of the Estate was transferred to the ownership of the Finnish state in 1918. In 1928, the Department of Finnish Plant Breeding was transferred to the Estate and Jokioinen.

Today The Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and the agricultural exhibition and domestic animal park, Elonkierto, have naturally found their place in Jokioinen. In Jokioinen, the beautiful scenery and the cultural environment exist harmoniously side by side. The main features of Jokioinen are the Jokioinen Estate with its historic buildings, manufacturing industry and research and science institutes. These are an integral part of life for the inhabitants and are also very visible to visitors.

Public transportation by bus can be taken on weekdays to Jokioinen from Forssa, which is approximately 10 kilometres away.

In co-operation with Visit Kanta-Häme, we welcome You to Jokioinen!

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Jokioinen Museum Railway

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Museum trains run on summer weekends between Jokioinen and Humppila. Minkiö station is the most important station of Jokioinen Museum Railway. It is located 8 kilometres from Humppila station in the village of Kiipu in Jokioinen. In Minkiö there is a narrow gauge museum, summer café buffet and a possibility to take a trip by handcar.

Elonkierto – agricultural exhibition par

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Agricultural exhibition park Elonkierto is containing crop plants, agricultural machienery and domestic animals. Park is located behind the manor, by the River Loimijoki. Park is for public use at summertime and early autumn.

Manor area and park of Jokioinen

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The beautiful manor area is located near the centre of the municipality of Jokioinen on the banks of the river Loimijoki. The English-style park with its geometric corridors and old oak trees has been preserved well from the turn of the 18th and 19th c.

Jokioinen church

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Jokioinen church was built 1631 and rebuilt in 1862 and it is one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. The church is open for visitors on summertime and on requst.

Wendla Garden

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The garden is located in the area of the Jokioinen Manor, behind an old white cowshed. The garden features old garden plants from the manor and the decorative plants and berry shrubs with a FinE trade label, studied by Natural Resources Institute Finland. Finnish plant populations have been planted in the garden for visitors to admire.