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“Poor in the offseason” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
Maihaugveien 1, Lillehammer N-2609, Norway
+47 61 28 89 00
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Lillehammer
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: Maihaugen is the ideal day outdoors for both young and old. We offer activities and adventures for the whole family. In the summer the open air museum offers lots of activities, plays and guided tours for all ages.Join us on a nostalgic journey back to the 20th century. Revisit your childhood memories and share them with your family! Do you remember the 80s?Relax, enjoy the surroundings and let yourself be transported a hundred years back in time. Kids can dress up in old costumes and have fun. Excellent exhibitions, shops and café open all year. In the winter the open air museum is a beautiful place for a nice walk. Don't miss our popular Christmas Market in November/December.
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“Poor in the offseason”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I can see this place being good when busy, but in the offseason (late August), everything seemed to be closed and it was so BORING. The highlight was the post office, where the lovely attendant gave our our sons post trucks. This was very generous. It was also nice seeing the old traditional huts.

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Moss, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A different museum which comes to you.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

This museum might be especially for those who are very inpatient or very busy. You may see many things in short time, which can be an advantage if you come here with small children. If the weather is fine, you can really get a good experience here. I got an amazing feeling when a went into the 1938-miniature-town, and only the sight of the cars and houses and details made me a bit overwhelmed. At the same time we got to see and be a part of an almost-real play with two different persons from two different periods of time, which was also very fascinating.

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Denver, CO
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Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This open air museum is a lot like the one in Oslo. If you are also going to Oslo, you will be tempted to skip this. Don't. There is also an exhibit about the history of the area, starting at the last ice age. It did a lot to tie together a lot of what I had learned. Also, there were workshops with lots of antiques from perhaps twenty different types of craftsmen. Very interesting, for adults and kids. Great place to visit. Cafe is expensive, though.

Visited August 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

the idea is great. for the cost of entrance, we would expect a more professional guidance on the tour, not the kind of: "hmmm, I am not sure which one is it - I'll go for the more sofisticated version...." etc. the maintenance level is so bad, it is unbelievable. the futuristic house is all out of order and we were shown everything "in theory". the house "logistic center" was full of trash. it is so amateur - which is fine, if it is presented as the local dentist's life project. but to earn the title of a museum - keep pushing. I assume that funds has a lot to do with it. the authorities should put some into it - it's got a great potential.

Visited August 2012
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Hampshire
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

An interesting museum, with lots of variety of buidlings, old and quite modern. Plenty of people on hand to give information about the exhibits. The cafe's quite good too.

Visited July 2012
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