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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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Superb Interpretive Centre and Historic Site for the first settlers from Europe to North America

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mike S
Rockland, Canada
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Rockland, Canada
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Nan55_11
Anchorage, Alaska
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107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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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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14 reviews
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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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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.

Thank gary g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Went on the wettest day of the season. The reenactors were knowledable and helpful. They kept my toddle entertained while we warmed up and dried . I deffinate must see if out that way.

Thank Brian K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Not a huge place but still an interesting part of our heritage. The re-enactors were extremely knowledgeable about the Norse and their way of life. They brought history to life by making you part of the event. Here during the off season so was able to chat and ask questions.

Thank Shezaspark
Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

wonderful tour guide.the parks canada staff and reenactors were awesome full of stories and information while in character

Thank Cathy M

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