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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

Address: 202 1st Ave North, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone Number: 218-299-5511
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Moorhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the construction of the 76-foot...
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Type: History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Having been to the Norway museum in Oslo, I was interested in seeing if there was anything new to learn at Hjemkomst Center. It was worth the stop. There was a very good tour of the Hopperstad Stave Church which was built in 1998 and is a replica of the 1150 church in Vik Norway. The guide was excellent. The... More 

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Seattle
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182 reviews 182 reviews
26 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been through Fargo-Moorhead many times but had missed this attraction. I has more time this trip and notice the sign as I was driving from Minnesota, so I stopped. Features include a replica Norwegian Stave Church (be sure to get the guided tour!) and a replica Norwegian ship that was sailed to Norway to demonstrate how the Vikings did... More 

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Shakopee, MN
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206 reviews 206 reviews
53 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited on Saturday, September 13, 2014. We had read about this at an online source about roadside attractions in the US. We wanted to see the Viking ship. The admission is $8.00 each and for such a small center, we thought it was expensive. First they want you to watch a film about the ship, about 30 minutes, and... More 

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Alfred, ND USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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