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Ulster American Folk Park

Mellon Road, Omagh, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This attraction is suitable for any age group. Suitable also for disabled, wheel chairs available. On site cafe. Staff are all very friendly and go out of their way to help you. Tours available or you can take a map and walk around. There are tables and seats where you can have a picnic. A great day out for anyone.

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Co Tyrone, N Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a really good day out, nice to have a walk round & read up on the history! Nice weather helps too when you're walking round the Folk Park!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the day learning about the Irish/American history. The hosts were well informed and passionate about what they were doing. Highly recommended.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Staying with a friend's family we decided to visit the park, especially as we were blessed with some sunshine today. An excellent day out with really interesting buildings and characters, giving a great insight into the lives of the people both in Ulster and America. The tenant farmers wife, the ships captain and the American housewife were all knowledgable and... More

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London, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We took our two grandchildren here, ages 10 and 12. They loved it. They loved the people in character and learning about how they lived. The guides were all so helpful. It is very well laid out and all the houses are different. They particularly likedgoing onto the ship in Ireland and coming out in America. we could see the... More

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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have been visiting here since I was wee - Halloween is amazing and so are the other events during the year: weddings in summer, thanksgiving, etc. The information here is detailed and provided in a way that is entertaining to both adults and children. It's a fantastic family venue. If you are planning a visit you should check their... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My wife and I visited the Folk Park having both been some 20 years ago when we were school aged. The Park is excellent - a wonderful experience of what the early Ulster emigrants to America had to go through to get there and their lives before and after they left. The guides a very friendly and informative. The indoor... More

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Galway, Ireland
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31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I LOVED my experience here at this museum! It tracks the emigration of those who left Ulster for America. It is mostly outside, and in the first half, you get to see what a typical Irish town in that region would have looked like. The cottages and buildings are real, and you walk through and experience them. Then, there is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is another one of those places that is a great day out but would only visit the once,the ulster buildings are arguably better than the american side which lacks character and variety,all in all a good day out with a few negatives like the ship is closed and some buildings were closed.

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Valbonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited this interactive museum as part of our trip to Carndonagh, Donegal. It was such an engaging experience for the children to really see, feel and hear how people used to live. Our son was chosen as one of the apprentices in the old forge demo - he loved it! Having people dressed in the attire to tell you... More

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