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Scandinavian Heritage Park

Address: Minot, ND
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Minot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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
24 reviews 24 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a pretty little park.You can visit in an hour or less. The stave church is quite special as are the other wooden homes and storehouse.

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Minot, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a blast visiting here, and it was free. They even allow pets on a leash, and we especially enjoyed the audio in the church. Extremely nice ladies in the church and 1st cabin, and truly enjoyed the visit! Will definitely go back and take the family.

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