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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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Time well spent!

Friendly and knowledgeable staff members! The inside outside and bathrooms were all spotless. My... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
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Learned so much about Scandinavian history by going here! If you're in the area, this is a must... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
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Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the construction of the 76-foot, hand-built Viking ship Hjemkomst, and its incredible 6,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic in 1982.
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202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560-1985
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable staff members! The inside outside and bathrooms were all spotless. My church tour guide made the experience fun. I also watched the video. It’s a must and took the self guided tour of the military exhibit. I spent about three hours there.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Learned so much about Scandinavian history by going here! If you're in the area, this is a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the Hjemkomst museum during a road trip to Fargo. It would have been better to visit when the weather was nicer so we could explore the stave church and the grounds a little more, but it was still a good trip. My...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and learning the story about how this ship sailed to Norway, achieving a dream against all odds. Also the building itself was so cool. Also be sure to take the stave church tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This is a strange little museum. I think that most people come to look at the viking ship replica (very cool) or the stave church (make sure that you take the short tour to get a peek inside). What was really interesting was the world...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

WE did not go in the museum, but walked on the river trail that is near to this museum. The river views were lovely. Great way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Robert Asp had a vision to build a Viking ship and sail it from Lake Superior to Norway. The story is told in a movie and the actual ship is on display. Also a hand built Scandinavia Nave church is at the center as well....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Whether you're a quarter Scandinavian, interested in Norse or regional history, or even just into the show Vikings, the Hjemkomst is definitely a worthwhile endeavor. Their biggest draws are the many regional culture and heritage celebrations along with, of course, the full scale viking ship...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mari H
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the Viking ship and video. The video is a half an hr and worth your time. The video gives a lot more insight into creating the ship, getting it ready for sailing and the voyage. We also enjoyed the Stave church. I recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here, but really enjoyed the details. The church and the viking ship are each magnificent. Do take the time to view the photo gallery in the lower level of the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
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bryan h
July 1, 2017|
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I believe the entrance fee is $6 pp but this is their # to call and verify 212-299-5155