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Address: Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Even if you are not interested in history, this is a great place to visit. The wooded acreage is beautiful as are the trails. I found the historical houses very interesting. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Foley, Alabama
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated in a pine forest of approx.88 hectares on the banks of the Lake Jugla . It is an unusual place. Historic structures like windmills, fishing villages, farmsteads were moved from the countryside to this site. It gives tourists a fascinating sight into Latvia's past.

Thank Marj441
Foley, Alabama
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207 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you are not interested in history, this is a great place to visit. The wooded acreage is beautiful as are the trails. I found the historical houses very interesting. We did have a great and knowledgeable guide, though. We even got to see a wedding at the old church which was an unexpected treat. We spent 2 hours... More 

Thank LAtraveler36542
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice open air museum located outside the city (~40 min busride), you can easily spend half of the day there if you really want to see everything and stroll around. The whole area is so spacious that you can loose orientation quite easy when you don't follow the numbers stated on each house. Probably the best part are the... More 

Thank Daniela S
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the wooded outskirts of Riga is a huge outdoor folk museum, a vast forested park populated with many replicas of thatched medieval dwellings inhabited by costumed individuals engaged in artisan jobs that would have been common back in the olden days—basket-weaving, woodworking, blacksmithing, and the like. The realism of the buildings along with the lush greenery of the forest... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers a very large area so recommend you make this a day trip if you want to see everything. The reconstructed houses show what life was like in Latvia during 19th century and earlier. Some houses have staff in period costume who are willing to talk about the history. Most are English speakers although some with difficulty. The... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Latvian culture is rooted in the countryside. This is a physical description of the Latvian lifestyle, and the National soul. Even better than the Folkemuseet in Oslo.

Thank calbertoc98
Harlingen, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a person is not rushed then this museum is a must see Beautiful scenery and lots of buildings and artifacts Friendly staff and only 4 euros per admission ticket Recommend also dessert and coffee

Thank Candice M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best museum I have been in a very long time. Nicely located in the woods, gives you the fresh feeling of the nature. Medieval-style wooden houses, staff dressed for the concept. Nice buffet inside with cheap prices and good food. Toilets were not easy to find.

1 Thank Hasan I
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Riga you need to visit this museum Just a location itself with all those pine trees ...

Thank gemdia
Portland, Oregon
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353 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They brought authentic Latvian buildings from all over Latvia and assembled them here into a village. There are some people dressed in period costumes and some static displays. It's peaceful and interesting. Walk down by the lake.

Thank garlec

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