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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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Ranked #16 of 88 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: In a forest just to east of the city limits of Riga, exists the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.  Take the A2 (E77) road ot of town and if you... more »
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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

An unforgettable experience for all the family, which preserves and presents a past rural Latvia for posterity.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If the weather is nice, this open air museum could be a good choice. You can see old cottages brought there from pretty much all over Latvia with old interiors and the like. Check online if they are having a folk festival, as then it is definitely worth a visit, even though it is outside the city, and the transport... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the museum on a hot summer day in late July, two adults and two children. My advise, if you have a choice between flossing your teeth and visiting the museum, pick the first. Chances that you will find something interesting are higher, it does not entail 30 minutes on the bus in each direction and costs less. There... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a very peaceful place that has been lovingly reconstructed to show what life was like in the four areas of Latvia in the last century. The buildings are diverse and interesting, and there are many of them. We went on a hot summer day when it was very uncrowded. Most of the places were open, so we were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The only reason I'm giving an average rating is because my friends and I came when it was pouring and I guess they closed off many of the exhibitions inside the houses when it rains. But from the ones we did manage to see, it was just terrific to see the old way of life. You can also quite easily... More

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Old Sodbury
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place has been going for years and still fascinates me. Last visited 11 years ago - was impressed then, and remain impressed.

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New Zealand
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

They uplifted old buildings from all around Latvia and put them together in a large village so you can see how people lived a couple of hundred years ago. Well worth a visit as it was very well done.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is much like other outdoor museums, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth the visit. Situated on a lake it allows for a wonderful walk on beautiful days.

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NW Mountains, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Interesting way to spend a nice day outside enjoying the buildings and learning how things were back then.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The size of this museum made it different, set in a huge forest made it interesting finding all the old buildings. Fascinating to see how the people lived

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