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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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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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We loved this stop! Inspiring stories, rich cultures, great sights. Excellent hour here learning about the local history and the Scandinavian ties.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We loved this stop! Inspiring stories, rich cultures, great sights. Excellent hour here learning about the local history and the Scandinavian ties.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Title says it all, Love this place! A must see if in the Fargo Moorhead area. Be sure to check out the Stave Kirke and the Viking Ship. On a side note I think they sell Curt's BBQ Sauce in the Gift Shop, try it, it's my favorite. Also grab some gifts while your there.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Interesting & enjoyable. A must see for everyone of Scandinavian heritage. To see a replica of a viking ship & a stave church brings a whole new meaning to craftsmanship. I also enjoyed learning how the crew accomplished their journey

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Definitely worth visiting! The Stave Church is beautiful, we went in March so we were not able to go inside but it was still definitely worth seeing!!

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a nice little history museum. We enjoyed watching the film about the making of the viking ship and there was an interesting display on Fargo/Moorhead during WWII. This isnt the best place for little kids, my five year old nephew lasted about fifteen minutes before he was ready to leave. They also have a nice gift shop

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great place to stop to see the replica viking ship which actually sailed back to Norway several years ago. Inexpensive. Also some neat things in the basement about the history of Moorhead and Clay County.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have never experienced Norwegian culture before, be sure to stop by. It's a really great taste of Norwegian-American immigrant culture here in the valley. Really beautiful exhibit.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having grown up in the area, I've been the center several times. It's great to learn about the history of the Norwegians who make up a large percentage of the population here. It's also a well done museum and a great attraction in the Fargo/Moorhead area.

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Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Definitely worth visiting on your way through the Fargo/Moorhead area. Lots of history (national and local). Excellent for kids, and adults. The Stave Church is a great addition, and is definitely a unique opportunity.

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have wanted to visit for a long time - the movie is very informative - tells the entire story of the ship. This actually more interesting than the ship itself. The guide for the church tour was well informed. I especially liked the art gallery. Very nice works displayed.

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