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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, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Becancour
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You haven't been in or to Canada until you have spent the day here. From the historical and geographical présentations to the film documentary followed by the hike down the trail to the sod Viking house, it is simply a beautiful dramatic site!! We loved it and it is only the 3ird time we have visited. ( and the Labradorite... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A 15 minute film was an introduction to the area before walking down a boardwalk to a recreated village with staff dressed as Vikings and living and working as the Vikings would. A very interesting place to visit.

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Ottawa Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Good into film, knowledgable guides, recreated village with inhabitants to tell the story of the people who lived there in 1000 AD

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Walking into the recreated Viking buildings is a great experience. The garbed reenactors were knowledgeable and friendly. There were moose grazing across the meadow. The weather in early October was clear with blue skies and up to 60+F. The Visitors Center is very interesting. It's a long walk from the Center to the Viking buildings, but there are a few... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This site interesting detailing the Viking explorations and is historically accurate in the staff's re-enactments of that time long past -as we're in the area every year, we will be back next year in 1015

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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