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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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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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Fantastic site--helpful friendly staff--wonderful history and sites!

Love this site---we came through years ago, and again this winter for the CheckPoint Minnesota site. Our short visit reminded me what an amazing site this is, what an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Walker, Minnesota

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Walker, Minnesota
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Love this site---we came through years ago, and again this winter for the CheckPoint Minnesota site. Our short visit reminded me what an amazing site this is, what an opportunity to learn about Minnesota heritage. The staff was very friendly and we will definitely be back to take in all the displays and interpretive sites. The Viking ship along is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited the Hjemkomst Center for a wedding. I have not been here for over 20 years so I was excited to return. The church was small in stature but very impressive. The wood carvings every where made it hard to not look around the room even with the bride and groom at the front. Inside the mail hall is... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It's worth spending an hour or so on both the Viking ship and the stave church. Be sure to watch the movie beforehand. Good exhibits in the hall and the museum shop is top-notch, filled with artisan quality merchandise.

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Thank Milendr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit during a German festival. ...that just added to the experience. We had a Wonderful tour of the kitche...a few hours wee spent.

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Thank Tammie W
Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went with another family and had four adults, had kids of ages 2, 5, 11, and 16. Everyone found something that caught their attention and that they enjoyed. There were displays for many different time periods and an old old church out back with phenomenal architecture inside and out. My favorite was the viking ship on display. It was... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Looking out our hotel window while staying in Fargo, we noticed the building from it's distinctive appearance. A tall, teepee like structure poking up from above the tree tops. The structure is there to contain the mast of a replica viking long boat, which is there in its entirety. Begun in the late '70's by a local school teacher interested... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The tour of the Stav Church was very interesting. Amazing that it could be built with so much detail! The movie and viewing of the Hjemkomst ship is really great! And there is always something very informative on the lower level museum. Very nice gift shop, too!!

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Thank Gail N
Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the best thing I saw on my vacation. I would highly recommend this for anyone: good for adults, good for kids. I went on a short tour of the stave church and the guide was excellent (sorry, didn't get his name).

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Thank frj94
Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Hjemkomst Center - is a must see historical place, alot with the Viking ship built by Robert Asp (that is a wonderful story also), the Hopperstad church behind the center and dont forget during the day a lovely little diner - awesome food.

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Thank Annette G
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If your interested in your ethnic background, this is a wonderful place to visit. You will be amazed at the design and quality work that was put into this very interesting project. I really don't want to say too much, I would rather you see it for yourself and go away with a very special feeling in your heart

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