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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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Cool boat!

What to do in Fargo after you have seen the woodchipper? Why not go look at a very large boat- of course. Easy to get to, lots of parking. The building looks odd from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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859 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What to do in Fargo after you have seen the woodchipper? Why not go look at a very large boat- of course. Easy to get to, lots of parking. The building looks odd from the outside. But do not hesitate to go in. Stop first at the gift shop- its a good one. The museum is curious and interesting- leave... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my sister with me to see this place. There are many floors of displays of art works. The main attraction is the boat inside the tent-like structure. We also got a tour of the church built to that style of that era. The gift shop had lots of interesting things to purchase. We both enjoyed our visit and... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids really enjoyed the ship exhibit for which the museum is named. The stave church was also interesting to them. Younger kids may not find this to be as enjoyable as older kids who have more of an interest in history. The exhibits change often. There were several interesting exhibits including one on the history of prohibition in Moorhead.... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got to see a replica of a stave church and a viking ship. Great story behind the man and family behind it. I recommend if in the area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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