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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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Lost in Time

First things first, if possible wait for a guided tour by Clarence. Why you ask? He is a native to the area, continued to live within walking distance, wonderful wit and stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First things first, if possible wait for a guided tour by Clarence. Why you ask? He is a native to the area, continued to live within walking distance, wonderful wit and stories to match, he will make learning fun! While waiting for Clarence, visit the exhibits in the Visitors Center to learn about the Vikings who landed there around 1000... More 

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Ashland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The visitor center is full of great exhibits about the Noresemen who landed at L'Anse Aux Meadows, and includes a great video about the history of the site. You can take a guided tour of the site, or wander on down the the recreated village just to the west of the archaeological dig site. You can interact with the reenactors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to see this place for twenty years, so I thought it was wonderful. Extremely well maintained visitor centre, regular guided tours, beautiful vistas, and a great reenacted village with all the bells and whistles. Hands on displays and daily items, which is a little unusual- you can touch absolutely everything. Watch your kids around the swords! Three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good place to review history and see archaeological sites and recreations of the old Norse sites from their original North American landing and havitation. A cow and calf moose were also visible near site from interpretation centre.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was very exciting to visit her3e. The guides are well trained and informed. Very professional. The walk was very nice and instructive. I would recommend this place for a visit. It was like going back in time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

To imagine that the vikings set sail and landed here over 1000 years a go is hard to imagine yet if you make the drive up here you can see the original buildings! Great interpreters, but dress warmly, it gets chilly on a moments notice!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was my second time to L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site. I went there 20 years ago, and unfortunately it has not changed much in that time. The discovery center is the only thing that really changed, with the addition of an easy walking trail that will take between 2 - 3 hours. Had it not been for my... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Anyone traveling with children should absolutely visit this place. Heck, anyone with any interest in history should visit. I live (and tour guide) in St. Augustine Florida so I'm telling the history of the Spanish settlers over and over. But the history of the Vikings captivates me. And the re-enactors do a great job of explaining what their life was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely do not miss this mystical place!! The guided walk down to the village is a must do as is the visit to the museum. Although the character actors are entertaining they are not as knowledgeable as the guide who brings you down to the site. Reap as much as you can from them. Well worth the long drive north.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Many people have heard the stories of the Vikings coming to North America hundreds of years before Columbus, and this is where it all happened. A lot is left to the imagination at this beautiful site, but the recreation of some dwellings and workplace, with costumed staff, and the excellent interpretation centre, really help. In good weather you can also... More 

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