The Mining Museum of the OKD (Ostrava and Karviná Mining Corporation) was founded in 1993 and offers a unique insight into the history of the local coal mining industry from 1782. It is one of the most popular sights in Ostrava, both for its outstanding exhibitions and for the extensive recreational facilities in the museum’s grounds, which are often used as a venue for cultural and social events. Nearby is the unique archeological site of the Landek hill, famous for the discovery of the slim prehistoric statue known as the Landek Venus. There is also a nature trail with a wooden observation tower, offering views down to the confluence of the Odra and Ostravice rivers.