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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
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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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A couple of hours well spent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Fargo, North Dakota
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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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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