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

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A walk into cultural history

This museum is a good place for long walks lovers. Make sure that you have enough time to explore the place as we were there just 2 hours before closing and did not have had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mariana B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is a good place for long walks lovers. Make sure that you have enough time to explore the place as we were there just 2 hours before closing and did not have had the time to see the entire museum. If you are a couple and want to escape from city's buzz than that's a perfect solution for... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This huge open air museum can give you a great example of what life was like a long time ago. Be careful in regards to 2 things: 1) Active churches are on site, so be quiet and careful when walking into the church, people might be having a service in it. 2) Make sure you're taking the right bus out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended place to visit in Rīga. Beautiful area near the Kisezers lake, great fresh air around, lots of walking around the museum area, impressive well done exhibition as well. Everything from the past (historical wooden buildings, furniture inside buildings, machines etc.)! Very nice and almost common cafe in the center of museum. Still home made food there you'll never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to walk a lot here so make sure you take plenty of water! It's a really beautiful place to visit and see the Latvian houses of the past but allow about 2 hours. To get there take the number 1 bus and make sure you buy your ticket at the Naversen shops, you'll find one right next to... More 

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Glenfarg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible by bus (number 1), cheap entry €4 and guides to tell you stories in some houses. Cafe on site is basic and traditional but very cheap and good quality.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places you must visit if you have 1/2 of free time while in Riga. There is number of dwellings where you can see what was the life back in time. There was only one place with refreshment so dont forget to bring some water.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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