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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a piece of Canadian history that should not be missed . Yes , it is a bit of a drive to get there ... But the drive itself is worth ... Beautiful , mostly coastal drive . The site itself is really well done , watch the 15 min show before you go out onto the meadows ...... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Park service has done excellent job in portraying the work encampments of Vikings that used this site--good interpretation of site. Interpreters were excellent and right in character! There are a lot of steps from the Vis. Center but you can skip those and drive the car down to another access point.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

L'Anse aux Meadows is a fascinating historic site, and I am very pleased that we had the opportunity to visit the site. Our guide, a local resident, was outstanding, especially with the local history related to the site. We also enjoyed the interpretive staff in the re-created Viking dwellings. The short film at the outset really provided the setting for... More

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Did not know what to expect at this site at the furthest point north on Newfoundland. It was a special feeling to be walking in the same area that Leif Erikson and his fellow Norsemen. The historical area where they dug up the artifacts is mainly depressions in the ground that gave you a feel for the layout of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

L'Anse aux Meadows is a site where there have been various people living over the course of a few thousand years. One of these peoples happens to be the Vikings, who wintered in this spot for a couple of years over about two decades. Still, VIKINGS! There's interpretation in the visitors' centre which is really well done, and then it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very friendly interpretation staff, I immediately felt welcome at the L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site. The interpretation stations were well labelled and informative. The recreation of the working camp was amazing and the staff were in character which made it really fun (and I'm in my 40's). Worth the small fee to get in for an afternoon of information,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to L'Anse au Meadows on a grey day when there was a light rain; likely much like many of the days the Vikings would have encountered in this isolated place. My recommendation would be to start your journey by viewing the 15 minute video in the Visitor Centre. It provides a overview of the Norse explorers and their... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent Interpreters bring this site to life, telling the story of the Vikings that landed here 1000 years ago. A beautiful and wild place with excellent walks around the coast. Very good chance of seeing Whales just off the coast. Moose also in the surrounding unspoilt countryside. Restaurants and cafés in the small outports along the way. With a very... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The National Historic Site at L'Anse Aux Meadows is wonderful. We arrived just in time for the afternoon guided tour, which, unfortunately, was cut short because of a driving rain and wind storm. But what we saw made us want to go back, which we did the next morning. In fact, we got there so early, it wasn't open, so... More

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