Church and belfry
The current church was completed in 1854 and is the fourth church at the same location. It is a wooden cruciform church built in the style of the transitional period between Empire and Neo-Gothic. There are 1200 seats.
The belfry in the old cemetery is one of the oldest buildings in Ruokolahti. It was built in 1752 as the belfry of the third church.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the belfry was already ordered to be taken down, because it was feared that it would fall when the big bell was rung. The bell was finally moved to the church tower and the belfry remained.
Ruokolahti Municipal House
The Municipal House was built in 1933 overlooking lake Saimaa. The building was designed by the Vyborg -based architect Jalmari Lankinen and was built by KV Sten Constructions. The inauguration of the building was held on July 27, 1934.
Valkinhovi is a hunting lodge -type manor built in the 1920ies. It is located in Hauklappi, Ruokolahti. At Valkinhovi Manor guests can spend an active nature holiday.
The manor's surroundings are local nature at their best. The wilderness style landscape combines water, dense forests, rocky hills and abundant fauna with all the large mammals found in Finland. In addition to Saimaa, there are several other lakes nearby. The nearby forests are perfect terrain for berry and mushroom picking.
Nowadays (2022) it is rented only as a whole entity, all 13 rooms together.