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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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Georgina, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

They have done a nice job with the information centre and the guided tours. They also have a living reconstruction of a part of the village with costumed 'vikings' in character (if you can get past the strong Newfoundland accents of some :) ). Can't really spend more than an hour or so though as there is really not that... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We arrived at L'Anse aux Meadows in time to take a guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable interpreter, Clayton Colbourne, he was both amazing and passionate! Character actors inside the Viking hut were incredible! We spent almost 4 hours at the site learning and speaking with the wonderful Parks Canada team!

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Bowser, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Start your trip to the area with a tour of viking artifacts and replicas found in the centre. There is also a 15 minute video that they will put on for you if not already runny. It is an easy walk down to the viking hut that is made of compressed sod and is truly amazing. As you enter the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have read reviews that were disappointed and described L'Anse Aux Meadows and just mounds of dirt. Well, all I can say is that these reviewers have no soul. Standing where Viking houses stood a millennia ago, with the fog in the harbor and the wind biting around our ears, we could almost see Leif Erikson sailing into the bay.... More

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Windsor,Ontario,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

To fully appreciate L'Anse aux Meadows one needs to feel somewhat like a Viking. Ice bergs in the bay, mist and moderate cold rain, a northwest wind off the ice pack and therein lies to richness of the Viking experience at L'Anse aux Meadows. Wear appropriate gear--boots, hats, jackets and then enjoy the absolute uniqueness of the site. Of course,... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I loved the interaction with the people who recreated the time period here. They were all very knowledgeable and interesting to talk with. It was quite a walk along the trail to the site but shouldn't be a problem for most.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The video was worth watching and I enjoyed the exhibits immensely. I went a bit 'too early' in May and there was still snow in the fields. I want to return and see the green fields.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The history at this place is incredible. The tourist center is very informative. This is the first place that Europeans settle in North America. Sure they didn't stay, but they left enough behind to prove that they made it successfully.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The site surpassed all expectations. The history and artifacts are well presented and the reconstructed sod buildings are desolate and evocative, allowing you to immerse yourself in the experience and imagine what it was like for those early explorers to be standing in that same spot a thousand years ago. Despite all that, the real highlight for our family was... More

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Cambridge, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This site was very impressive!! Weather in early July of 2013 was excellent. Don't expect to see an array of old buildings... remember these ruins are over 1000 years old dating to around 995 to 1005 (ish). Remnants of old walls that have an estimated R value of 100. Today you are doing good with an r value of 25.... More

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