Novosibirsk is located on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. The city is built on the banks of the Ob River - the biggest-longest river in Russia. Learn about how the town was founded, you can at the Museum of the West Siberian Railway. Novosibirsk is famous for its amazing theaters; State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is known as the "Siberian Colosseum." Novosibirsk Zoo is known for an extensive collection of animals, as well as his work for the conservation of endangered species.