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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

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Address: Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
Phone Number: 709-458-2417
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This is an essential destination in Newfoundland. While the drive is long, you get a great sense of isolation and of the ruggedness of 'the rock'. Like all parks and historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is an essential destination in Newfoundland. While the drive is long, you get a great sense of isolation and of the ruggedness of 'the rock'. Like all parks and historic sites, the signage and information is very clear and informative. Staff are knowledgable and friendly, keen to share with visitors. The sod houses are a revelation and walk through... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this site. I recommend taking the guided hike. The leader we had was very good. I don't think we would have learned as much about the actual history and site without him. The remains of the settlement are buried and look like mounds so it was really useful to hear what was found where and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing site with a great deal of information and history. I recommend taking the guided tour to get as much information as possible and then take the time to wander on your own. It is very easy to get around and the paths are well maintained. Only downside is that the weather in the area can be... More 

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Zomergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Parks Canada has done an excellent job with this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The visitor center is very informative. The remaining archeological mounds can be seen and there has been a Norman base camp created with life enactments so that history becomes a reality... We enjoyed the information and the historic 'correctness' of the information. It was well worth the... More 

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Galax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a must if you're in the area. The guide is so knowledgeable having lived in the area all his life. A fascinating place with a reconstruction village alive with costumed interpreters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the vikings... what can I say. They were here and built sof houses, the like of which we still see today. They manages to have a rich and balanced diet as well as have commercial enterprises. The site gives you lots of information, and is beautiful to boot. The guides are informative as well. not to be missed if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I feel very sorry for the tour groups and other folks who basically 'blow thru' this phenomenal site! Over 2 days, I spent a total of about 6 or 7 hours at the site. I arrived relatively late in the afternoon (3:30) the 1st day--just in time for the Parks Canada Warden guided interpretive walk...definitely a not-to-be-missed experience! The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The distance travelled was worth it all - and we were fortunate to see an iceberg as well today - another highlight of Newfoundland !!! Still looking for a moose though - and not just a sign or statue at a gas station .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When I decided to visit Newfoundland it was the thought of visiting L'Anse aux Meadows that excited me the most. It is definitely worth the drive up and back along the same road - of course having to pass through Gros Morne park on the way was a treat in itself. Very knowledgeable staff and Viking "reenactors" made the visit... More 

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

e visited Newfoundland in 1999 and did not make it to the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Ever since, it has been on our bucket list. We finally made it in 2015 (well before the bucket is ready to be kicked). It is well worth the visit. Parks Canada has done an excellent job with this UNESCO World Heritage... More 

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Address: Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
Phone Number: 709-458-2417
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  L'Anse aux Meadows

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