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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
7994106
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Ranked #17 of 89 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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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well on a sunny day it is a place, to go for a fresh air, culture, history, walk and a possibility to make a picnic. Occasionally some nice festivities are held with an excellent food and possibility to buy local crafts, food and agricultural delights

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Rochester, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful outdoors museum for those who want to see how people lived 100 to 300 years ago. If your ancestors came from northern Europe in this time frame and they were farmers, this is the way to see hoe they lived. We could only spend two hours here, but could have spent two days or more. One... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went to the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum As part of a group tour. Being a certified history nut, I found it fascinating. I really enjoyed the reenactment of the craftspeople. I thoroughly recommend it but some people in the group found it a bit too much effort to walk the distances. If you are keen on the outdoors... More

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Ravenna, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family really enjoyed this visit. Seeing all the old homes and shops was interesting. Watching the crafters definitely added to the experience. The prices were reasonable as well. There is quite a bit of walking without walkways. The homes have very low ceilings and are not always easy to move through. If you arrive at the sign that says... More

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Location wise- very easy. 20 mins on the number 1 bus which stops right outside it. Good value about 4 Euros entrance. Unfortunately not suitable for people in wheelchairs or those who struggle with hills etc. due to narrow, steep woodland paths. You could spend a day here but for me it got a little boring after 3 or 4... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Everyone should visit this lovely museum. A bit further out of the city, however 10 min drive won't kill anyone. Always welcomed!!!

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

€3 to park before you even get into the museum, then the charge to get in. Good arrangement of buildings with descriptions in 3 languages. On the day we visited, there were displays of bread making, weaving, wood carving, basket making and other crafts with articles on sale at reasonable prices. The main problem was the lack of toilets and... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are spending in Latvia more than one week, you will enjoy this museum. Very nice place for families with kids. We spent there 5 hours and had a lot of fun!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Really good museum, a nice place to spend a day off from turistic Riga. As the museum it's big,you will not see in the midst of a crowd of tourists. If the weather it's good you can also make picnic, because the museum it's inside a nice and peacefull forest. They have also a kiosk where you can buy latvia... More

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Carnikava, Rigas, Latvia
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are looking for a walk through history without a time machine, then this is the best place to go. Amazing buildings that take you back hundreds of years and allow you to experience what it was like to live back then. Excellent for kids and adults alike.

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