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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a step back in time! The site is well-maintained and the visitors center is very nice. The character actors were knowledgable and very nice. Just watch your head on the door frames! They are low!

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Vancouver
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We watched the movie and read the exhibits late on a very rainy afternoon and chose to return the next morning for a tour of the mounds and reconstructed village. Our fee was good for 24 hours so it was nice to break up our visit and the foggy morning added to our ability to imagine stepping back in time.... More

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La Prairie, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even if it is at the fear edge of the great northern peninsula of NFLD, this historic place really worths the long drive. Make sure you spend at least 3 hours and make the guide visite which allows you to realy graps all the details about the first european visitor of American, that were the Vikings! Take the time to... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Saint Anthony's Newfound land at the tip of the northern peninsula we stood where the Vikings once stood and looked out to the ocean where there ships once landed in search of new lands to hunt, was awesome and a great history lesson and to see how they once lived and how they used peat moss to insulate there houses.

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Nb Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lots of things to interest every age. The guide is a local who can tell you everything you need to know.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Modern and informative parks center for L'Anse aux Meadows. The highlight, however, was the reproduction of a Viking sod building and the reenactors in period costumes. Both were excellent in showing how the settlement may have looked in it's time. The sod building was larger and more comfortable than one would expect. The stories from the staff enhanced the experience.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great displays, nice presentation. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Reconstruction is spot-on. Reenactors are knowledgeable friendly and encourage you to handle to displays of weapons.

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Mississauga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The guided tour was essential to enjoying the site. I found the exhibits limited and lacking in excitement. The outdoor buildings with enactors were much more interesting. We attended a story telling evening which was good but not as active as I'd expected. We sat and listened to Viking stories. That's all. And once the candle burned out we were... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

For the history buff, there is a lot to learn and appreciate here. Parks Canada has done a good job preserving this site and presenting the information through the interpretive centre, the guided tours, the signs, the staff in period costumes, etc. But I appreciated the scenery most of all. We were very lucky to be there on a sunny... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a remarkable place and interpretive centre. A must see if you are on the west coast of NL. Awe inspriing that people including those doing it today, could survive in such a bleak, wind blown, cold, damp, stunning place.

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