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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
7994106
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Ranked #12 of 77 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit - but take a map/GPS phone with you if intending to go by tram as not the easiest to find as have to criss-cross a very busy dual-carriage way and there are no signs until you get there! Bus drops you right outside the entrance. Very good value for money

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is really nice place under opn sky for insights about LAtvian culture. Many small wooden houses and nice trails in woods.

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kent uk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Liked everything apart from difficulty in getting hot rinks after: no-pone available in cafeteria area to serve these.

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Portsmouth, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Although very few of the properties were open this was a magical experience owing to the snow falling and lying. The museum is easily reached on the No.1 bus (about 30 mins) and is very inexpensive to enter. The kro (pub) serves amazing Latvian country soup and the fruit tea was so delicious and authentic too -no teabags, real fresh... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Gorgeous historical examples of "the olden days" of Latvia. There are many examples of residential and practical buildings as they were built decades ago. It's a supremely peaceful way to spend a few hours in the quiet wooded countryside next to the shores of a lake. The restaurant on site is a real treat, in fact it's so good that... More

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churchville maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My daughter and I were at this museum in August. The map was very poor and several places were not open with nothing telling us that they were not open. We had visited the Open Air Museum near Tallinn and that was excellent.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This museum in sheltered woods on the edge of a lake on the outskirts of Riga is easily accessed by bus No.1 from the city centre. Even the half hour drive through the suburbs and countryside is interesting. It was cold and sunny and we enjoyed wandering round the dwellings built and lived in by Latvian artisans over the last... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Easy to reach by car, this outdoor museum is, like its (twice as large) Lithuanian counterpart in Rumsiskes, a collection of mostly 19th century merchant and peasant homes, as well as windmills, bath houses and threshing barns brought from all parts of the country. You can see, and look inside, many homes with period furnishings. The site is hilly, and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Museum has a lot of farmsteads of Latvian farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen. They have a lot of household and working tools, interior furnishings from the time period.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I came to Latvia for a conference. I was not too impressed with Riga, but this place was great. I didn't make it until two hours before they closed, but they let you walk around the grounds until dusk. It was a little hard to find because of construction by the bus stop but this place was baeutiful and just... More

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