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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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Address: 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560-1985
Phone Number: 218-299-5511
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Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicle the...

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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We decided to visit the Centre and it was well worth it. Although both the Church and Ship are reconstructions, they are very interesting. The fact that you can get up close to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DanWin53
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Centre and it was well worth it. Although both the Church and Ship are reconstructions, they are very interesting. The fact that you can get up close to them is great. The tour of the Church was enjoyable. The rest of the Centre isn't much.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally decided to go to see the Stave Church which was amazing. But, what really amazed us was the Viking ship. True story of vison & hope. Robert Asp had dreams of sailing in a Viking ship he built and although he diede from his illness, his children fulfilled his dream. ALso some very interesting things about prohibition with... More 

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Ronchi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here based on friends recommendation. Glad I did . Finding any place in this area is challenging as the city is completely torn apart .... GPS isn't going to help !!! Look for the two white tent like tops !!!!! ( This is part of Moorhead logo on signs ) View the small movie presentation .... that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is something you wouldn't expect to find anywhere in the US, but especially in Moorhead. The museum tells tells the great story of how the ship and Stave were built and there is also an excellent second exhibit that changes - in Aug 2016 it was on the education of the blind and visually impaired. Oh and be careful... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The big items here are full size replicas of a Viking ship and Norwegian church and both have good stories to go with them. I realize it can't be listed it two places at once but Moorhead is just across the line from Fargo and in my opinion this is the number one attraction in both of them.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I learned that nothing here is actually old. It was still cool to see. The movie was informational the art work downstairs was very cool and unexpected. I thought the center had free admission so be prepared for that but the guided tour of the Viking church was worth it.

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Thank Dannielle W
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I looked up top 10 things to do in Fargo and this didn't come up. It's in Moorhead the other side of the river. It was a real find. Replica of a Viking ship. Museum includes a documentary about its successful voyage across the Atlantic. There's also a replica Viking church. Lots more to see.

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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Spent an hour browsing through the exhibits - very interesting and comprehensive. Story of the Viking ship on display was fascinating and the Stave Church on the grounds was absolutely stunning. Disappointed to miss taking in a Scandinavian festival that was going to take place on the grounds the following weekend.

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The movie about the building of the ship was very well done, definitely see that first. The ship was neat to see and the stave church was beautiful. Make sure to do the tour to see inside, you'll be impressed. The other exhibits about Helen Keller and educating the visually impaired and the wet and dry exhibit about drinking laws... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Being of Finnish descent made this attraction especially interesting for me, but anyone would find the things here enlightening. The reproduction Viking longship is complete and standing next to it is an inspiring thing. The story of how it was built is fascinating and knowing it actually sailed from Duluth to Norway gives it quite a sense of authenticity. The... More 

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