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Scandinavian Heritage Park

Minot, ND
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Minot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Glendive, Montana
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180 reviews 180 reviews
76 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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FREMONT
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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the most beautiful hand carved church, I have ever seen! It is an exact replica of one in Norway that was erected in 1250 A.D. It is in a Scandinavian Heritage Park that has lots of other things to enjoy!

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Porto Alegre
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice place to hangout, to chill out with friends and familly. In winter, the lake get frozen, and you can walk on it. Has a pretty church, inspired in scandinavian culture, all made by wood.

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Quincy, FL
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely small park representing Scandinavian heritage. Nice representation of different aspects of Scandinavia, including religion, dress, cottage, and artifacts in a small house museum.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a nice place to go out and just take your time looking around. The personnel there was very friendly and acknowledgable about the history. They were very kid friendly.

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