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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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Address: 202 1st Ave North, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone Number: 218-299-5511
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the...
Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the construction of the 76-foot, hand-built Viking ship Hjemkomst, and its incredible 6,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic in 1982.
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Went for the Viking Festival, Enjoyed All

My wife and I found out that our trip was the same time as the festival and we spent the better part of the day looking at the different displays by the center and the different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
bikeontheroof
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I found out that our trip was the same time as the festival and we spent the better part of the day looking at the different displays by the center and the different stalls setup for the festival. I am a History junkie and found the whole place very interesting. There was a display for Clay county... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This interpretive center offers a great variety of things to look at for Scandinavian and Celtic culture. They have a viking ship on display as well as a Hopperstad church replica.

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Kearney, Nebraska
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A friend told us we should stop here when we were in the area and we were glad we did. The ship was very cool to see, and they had informative posters all the way around. They had a movie, but we didn't watch it. The Stave Church was so beautiful. All the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There is always something educational and fun going on at the Hjemkomst Center. Just today we were at the Scandinavian/Viking Festival. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. There is fun around every corner.

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Fargo, ND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fun place. They host lots of different cultural events and have a lot of diversity. It's a must visit place if you have kids!

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Newton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A smaller museum, but I have to give it 5 stars for originality. Where else have you seen a wooden Stave church and a replica Viking ship?! You must watch the film about the building and sailing of the ship - such an inspiration tale. The building of the wooden stave church is also fascinating. We were lucky to be... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While visiting the area we stopped here mainly to see the ship. There are other things as well highlighting Clay County and Moorhead. The two big attractions are hard to miss the viking ship takes up a good portion of the building and the stave church is outside. It's amazing that the ship sailed all the way to Norway. I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved this museum. The church, the movie, the boat... all worthwhile. And the hands-on exhibits for the kiddos are really great too.

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SEATTLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very informative & great history /story of the ship. My friend & I enjoyed the area on the 1960's. Take the time to watch the video & walk through the church replica .

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was our first trip to this area and we didn't realize that Fargo and Moorhead are right next to each other. The Fargo-Moorhead Visitor's Center recommended this attraction. We had a guided tour of the stave church and that was the highlight of our visit to this location. Our guide has has a degree in history and he provided... More 

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Additional Information about Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

Address: Address: 202 1st Ave North, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone Number: 218-299-5511
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Moorhead
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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