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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

202 1st Ave North, Moorhead, MN 56560
218-299-5511
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Moorhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the construction of the 76-foot, hand-built Viking ship Hjemkomst, and its... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Alfred, ND USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For a land-locked Scandinavian to build a ship to sail the ocean is courageous and amazing. Yet, that is what Robert Asp did. The video and ship are worth the price. Check the AAA and Senior discounts if you qualify. The Stave church is also a great stop, as are the other art exhibits in the building.

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mason city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow there were so many things to do here. The movie is very worthwhile. And they said to us "come quick quick and the movie just started. And you can pay after you see the movie". The movie was very nice brought tears to my eyes. Then we toured the ship. Then we visited the nice Stave church. We had... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are in Moorhead or Fargo, visiting Hjemkomst is a must. The Viking Ship and the Stave Chrurch are unbelievable. You cannot appreciate them without seeing them in person. I am extremely jpleased that I ttook the time.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoyed visiting Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. The movie about the family who built the ship; the children who carried on after their father's death and made the trans Atlantic journery were very moving and inspirational. The ship was quite interesting to see. The Church also was interesting to take a guided tour of. In addition, there is a small... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love going to the Hjemkomst Museum, there is so much to see there. There is always special events like the Scandinavian Fest weekend coming up June 27-29 which I always attend.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ms Rebecca gave us a tour of the Stave Church, next to the Viking ship display. It's a must see! She is a very spunky senior with a great personality! Thank you Ms Rebecca! We really enjoyed your tour!

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Westerville, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While we arrived too early to tour the main building or the Stave Church interior, we were able to walk around the site. The architecture and carvings on the exterior were incredible. The roof of the main building makes the location of the replica ship quite apparent and seeing the inside of the main facility would likely be very interesting,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place was recommended by a bartender in town...very interesting spot. Fascinating story of the Viking long boat built by a family and sailed across the Atlantic to Norway. Interesting museum attached. Tour of Norwegian Church replica also very interesting. Might take a couple of hours to see everything -- well worth the time.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you have an hour to wander around this is a worthwhile stop. They have a few other exhibits, but the ship and church are something to see. They did a good job of telling the ship and church builders story. Nice stop.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The ship is an interesting thing to see, but also be sure and watch the movie and learn even more about the man who built the ship, and the great group of people that helped him realize his vision. The Stave church is also a great addition to the site, and learn more about the spread of Christianity through northern... More

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