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Ulster American Folk Park

Address: Mellon Road, Omagh, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-8224-3292
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Outdoors

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Wheather it is Christmas, Haloween or 4th of July, Thanksgiving or even Easter there is always warm welcome that awaits you in Folk Park. I do not have kids but am a big kid myself :) and love those events - staff is so committed to providing the best enterntainment and educational experiences both for kids and adults. There is... More 

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Omagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The best Halloween event ever. The staff put a lot of effort in to make it different every year. Its scary funny and for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

No one should miss it. Perfectly leads one through the emigrant journey from Co Tyrone to Pennslyvania.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This park is well worth visiting. Went with 4 kids aged 6 to 12 . Educational but made fun for the kids. Were able to use the bellows at old forge, teacher in old classroom and kids get opportunity to sit down with chalk and slate, etc. Well laid out and very interesting. Someone at each attraction to explain everything... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Several people recommended this – and we are so glad they did! Even if you are not in the area searching your Irish roots, you will find this a worthwhile, enriching experience. The concept – life in Ulster, on an immigration ship, and then in America - is well thought out and well executed. Plan to spend more time than... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I came here for Halloween and it's great. Food is good especially for Halloween. Gift shop is really fun. The church was my favourite a old scary lady told us about banshees. Really good fun

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The trails are well marked and mapped, as well as enlivened by the docents in some of the buildings. You can do as much or as little as you want depending on your interest. There are some lovely views across the countryside. The little cafe had a good mix of things available to eat although they weren't the speediest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The rain couldn't dampen our spirits. We were on the Friday, 9:30 tour and had a brilliant time trottng from one house to the next for wee performances, tales of yore and the odd nibble at traditional fare. Whilst the seasonally dressed "actors" tried their best to spook the visitors and to good effect in most cases, the youngsters with... More 

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omagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tells about the emigration of many irish people to America. You first enter the Irish side and then through a ship you come into the Anerican side. Staff are brilliant in relating the story and are dressed in appropriate costumes depicting this era. They also have special events through the year eg Halloween and xmas . Even if you are... More 

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Los Gatos
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74 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really enjoyed this park. Besides the wonderfully restored buildings and houses it was especially enjoyable listening to the docents in costume that greeted us in most of the buildings explaining to us their historical significance.To cover all the buildings in the whole park you need at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

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