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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
709-458-2417
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Visitor's Center at L'Anse aux Meadows has excellent exhibits to explore, but it was our tour guide Paul that helped make this one of our favourite experiences in Newfoundland. Paul was animated, knowledgeable and inquisitive, and did an excellent job of sharing the history and theories surrounding the Norse visits to L'Anse aux meadows. An amazing piece of word... More

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St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent staff, informative site. A must see for any age. It was a very cool experience to walk where the Vikings once walked before us. Obviously a lot of work went into the site, and it is much appreciated.

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Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I loved seeing this site. The actors playing Vikings were very knowledgeable storytellers. The surroundings were beautiful. Visitors could pick up artifact recreations and really see how the Norse settlers would have lived.

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Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Tourist Centre display is well presented. Park personnel friendly and informative. The Site remarkable to walk through. Easily maneuvered pathways . We also did the Coastal walk which took us right back to the parking lot as promised. The view -- beautiful. We were on a boardwalk through the lower area of bog and flora, inland lake. Signposts now... More

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toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We did the video & followed the interpretive guide. She showed us the site, how Greenland & Vinland (New Bruinswick) got their names, even some local edible fauna. She also explained why the Norsemen picked this site. I won't reveal why, as I encourage you to go find out for yourself. Apparently, Nfld's partridge berry is the lingonberry whose jam... More

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Victoria, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a piece of Canadian history that should not be missed . Yes , it is a bit of a drive to get there ... But the drive itself is worth ... Beautiful , mostly coastal drive . The site itself is really well done , watch the 15 min show before you go out onto the meadows ...... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Park service has done excellent job in portraying the work encampments of Vikings that used this site--good interpretation of site. Interpreters were excellent and right in character! There are a lot of steps from the Vis. Center but you can skip those and drive the car down to another access point.

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Calgary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

L'Anse aux Meadows is a fascinating historic site, and I am very pleased that we had the opportunity to visit the site. Our guide, a local resident, was outstanding, especially with the local history related to the site. We also enjoyed the interpretive staff in the re-created Viking dwellings. The short film at the outset really provided the setting for... More

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Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Did not know what to expect at this site at the furthest point north on Newfoundland. It was a special feeling to be walking in the same area that Leif Erikson and his fellow Norsemen. The historical area where they dug up the artifacts is mainly depressions in the ground that gave you a feel for the layout of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

L'Anse aux Meadows is a site where there have been various people living over the course of a few thousand years. One of these peoples happens to be the Vikings, who wintered in this spot for a couple of years over about two decades. Still, VIKINGS! There's interpretation in the visitors' centre which is really well done, and then it's... More

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