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Scandinavian Heritage Park

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Address: Minot, ND
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Worth your time to stop here

We were looking for a place on our GPS to have a picnic lunch and we found this park. What a find! We were not expecting such an informative, neat experience! The adults and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were looking for a place on our GPS to have a picnic lunch and we found this park. What a find! We were not expecting such an informative, neat experience! The adults and kids all learnt something. The volunteers were so friendly and really went above and beyond to teach us new things. Everything was free. If you have... More 

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Regina, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

On an off chance we were driving through Minot ND when we saw a sight that caught our eye! This park us amazing! The buildings and stories, tourism centre, everything. We're gonna plan a summer trip just to see the water features, can't wait for our next trip....

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Small park in the middle of Minot. Several cool statues and buildings to see, along with a big center/gift shop. Place in kind of run down and not well maintained, but a nice place to stop for awhile.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We visited this park after accidentally discovering it while driving by. Our kids loved it, the replica church is amazing in its exact detailing and size. The other buildings in the village setting were beautiful replicas as well, they were great hands on discoveries for our toddlers. The grounds are very well kept, boasting many areas suitable for family fun.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just a walk in the park. It's kinda pretty, and somewhat educational for kids. Nice visiting place, not too busy

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San Angelo, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was very nice to walk through the past. Kids stayed occupied as well as the adults. A bit disheartened to find out all but one on the buildings were original. Others are just replicas but still nice. The woman in the visitors center however was very rude. Trying to get answers out of her was basically impossible so we... More 

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Glendive, Montana
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192 reviews 192 reviews
81 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There is nothing quite like the Hostfest in Minot. It happens every year around the end of September and it is amazing. Tens of thousands of people (mostly Scandinavian, I am assuming) travel to this little North Dakota town to celebrate all things Scandinavian. There are sooooooo many concerts. Several stages, and music happening everywhere. Some of them cost more... More 

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Kettle Falls, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We liked it all! The Stavekirk was awesome! The Heritage House had some really great artifacts. And the gift shop provided plenty of relevant gifts for the family. Couldn't stop taking pictures...

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is beautiful in the summer. There are picnic tables and a walking path. The church has wood that is very intricately carved.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've travelled through Minot lots of times & didn't know this park existed. I had heard about the Stave Church, but the other buildings, monuments, beautifully landscaped grounds and friendly people made this a highlight of the North Dakota portion of our trip! Follow the signs to the Tourist Info Center & it's right there.

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