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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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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience this was for us. The knowledge of the tour guide (and I recommend everyone participate in one of the guided tours) was extensive and made the visit much more enjoyable. While the highlight may be the visit to the reconstructed Viking buildings, seeing the actual archeological site and learning what was discovered there was an incredible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to look out over the harbour and imagine back 1,000 years to the viking visitors that made this land home for a few seasons. The re-enactors did a great job of explaining life in the recreated great hut. A bonus was a couple long walking trails along the coast.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We brought along our Parks Canada Discovery Pass (bought in Alberta and good for one year at all Parks Canada sites)so admission to the historical site was free. We were staying in St. Anthony so about a 30 minute, very picturesque drive to the Meadows. We got there just in time to participate in an interpretive tour of the site...very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The re-enactors on the rebuild longhouses makes it great opportunity for kids to learn the Vikings' culture and way of life. The archaeological part of the site is very hard to understand although we took the guided tour, and the kids were impatient which made it even harder to enjoy. There is a very nice program of story telling in... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After visiting L'Anse Aux Meadows I was ready to re-write the history books. They have it all wrong, Columbus was not to first to discover North America. Leif Erickson and company beat him by 500 years. The archaeological evidence is meticulously laid out and the ranger did an excellent job of presenting the facts as discovered. Also on site is... More

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McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A very interesting site for history buffs or those just interested in unique experiences. The Park Ranger (Chris Moore .. his picture is on the brochure cover) grew up in the area and gave a personalized tour of what the site was all about. His insights and story telling made this a worthwhile stop. Without him it would have just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The staff were very engaged! They spent at least 30 mins answering the myriad of questions that my little children asked, staying in character. My children made wool, held swords, were told norse stories etc. The scenery is breathtaking and the ride up the coast is glorious. Worth the travel.

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Connecticut
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site is a gem for those interested in the early history of North America. Located at the northern tip of the Newfoundland’s western peninsula it is several hours drive from Rocky Harbor but if you are interested in history, it is well worth the trip. This is the site of a Viking settlement established about... More

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

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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