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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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An amazing historical site. So much history.

A place I thought I would never see. Well worth the trip t the tip of Newfoundland. This is an amazing site with some recreations. While up here we saw a whale and icebergs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place I thought I would never see. Well worth the trip t the tip of Newfoundland. This is an amazing site with some recreations. While up here we saw a whale and icebergs.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Viking Village re-created for education and fun. Park rangers dressed as Vikings provide explanations. A lot of walking but worthwhile.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent an afternoon here. The couple that were there answered so many of our questions and told great stories of this area. They talked about the past and the today. They were dress like they were from the past. This was a good place to stop and learn some more of what life was like for the Norse in... More 

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Rockland, Canada
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The lengthy trip up the west coast of Newfoundland from Gros Morne National Park was made all worth while by the visit to this fantastic site - spend time in the centre, watch the movie and then head down to the reconstructed longhouse and grounds. There are people dressed in traditional viking clothing within the house who can provide lots... More 

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Perth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I have visited this site twice. The first time was in the off-season when only the sea and sky were my company as I listened to the wind murmur like voices from the past and the second time on the 1000th anniversary of the Norse visit. Both were inspiring. Both told stories of humankind's quest for discovery. The former tinged... More 

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Donie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This historic site was a major item on my husband's bucket list. Displays in visitor center were excellent. Tour was super. Clayton Colbourne was wonderful. He is a jewel. We are trying to arrange a trip there for our granddaughters.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited here with a small group. Very well done short movie on the, history of this location and Leif Erickson and other Vikings. Spend some time in the museum looking at artifacts,dating back to 998 AD. The guides are very knowledgeable. Try to go in a smaller group so you can hear the guides. Mine talked to people at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Visited day before end of season so things were running down a bit but staff were still enthusiastic and welcoming. Visitor centre was informative and introductory film was of a high standard. Guide was local and enthusiastic, though knew more about the history of the excavations than about the broader Norsemen context. Reconstruction of long house was realistic and well... More 

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Gothenburg Sweden
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Interesting site! In addition it was very well guided during my visit there beginning September 2015. A guide took us around the site. In a very knowledgeable and clear way the site and its discovery was explained to us. In the built up mock Norsemen-Viking hut two 'norsemen' in typical dress told us more. They were not mere actors, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It wasn't open yet when we visited. The remake of the viking village is very well done and you can also see the original archeological site. There are also a number of hiking trails around the park.

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