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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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Address: 202 1st Ave North, Moorhead, MN 56560
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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Viking ship not built by vikings.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dannielle W
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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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Roanoke VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the center to see the Viking ship and the Stave church. The center has an interesting movie about the man who built the ship. It was inspiring to realize the obstacles he overcame. The short tour of the Stave church was informative. The center also has a nice gift shop, but don't expect any bargains! All in all,... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Friday we attended the Scandinavian Festival, featuring Vikings! Lots of them, children, Mom's cooking and weaving and spinning, food, food, food! This is a once a year festival, however, any day of the year you should plan a visit. If you have any Scandinavian ancestry it's a must. However, viewing the boat that sailed to Norway several decades ago... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Hjemkomst Center on a lark and it turned out to be a wonderful two-fer. The story of the Viking ship built by a school counselor, them sailed from Duluth to Bergen Norway was both fascinating and inspiring. The replica old Norwegian church was equally interesting and causes one to wonder why people in Moorhead Minnesota are inspired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little church. Was married in 2005! So pretty ! Beautiful outside pictures and the details inside were amazing!

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Have been here o few meetings - the location is currently a bit hard to get to because of road construction but it is a very nice facility run by people who are very helpful.

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