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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

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Address: Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
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Visited in early September and just getting time to review this part of a wonderful trip. Arrived at L'Anse Aux Meadows fairly early in the morning. Did not take most of the... read more

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in early September and just getting time to review this part of a wonderful trip. Arrived at L'Anse Aux Meadows fairly early in the morning. Did not take most of the guided tour but drifted in and out gathering many interesting facts. The presenters were very well informed and able to answer any inquiries presented to them. The physical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved joining in to this working museum; it is an all day affair. Be a Viking for the day. GIFT SHOP. Take a Picnic Lunch. Ladies are weaving with an old spinning wheel. See the bow and arrows and other weapon they used for hunting.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful sight.There are no Viking buildings here,but the guided tour of the archeological dig,is excellent. Many natural plants,which are protected by a boardwalk.Very good information centre,and gift shop.

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Hamburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since years I dreamt of visiting L'Anse Aux Meadows and I was not disappointed. It is a fascinating and touching experience I highly recommend to visit.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So much has been written about this National Historic site that it is difficult to add any new insights. However, I want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has not visited the West Coast and Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland to add this area to your travel plans. You will not be disappointed particularly if you visit this historical... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a site worth visiting if you are interested in history. There are three parts to the site; the Interpretative Center, the archeological site of the settlement, and the recreation of the village. As well there is a sculpture commemorating the meeting of the two branches of humans for the first time: the ones who migrated west into Europe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

After an amazing stay on Quirpon Island (Reviewed by me separately) we stopped at L'anse Aux Meadows for a highly recommended visit. The visitor center at the place is a magnificent wooden building with beautiful architecture. The artifacts and information in the center are clearly and beautifully presented. The boardwalk to the actual Viking site is well maintained. It was... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Incredible place to visit. There is a "feeling" here that you are part of the history. Museum is excellent and the reconstructed Viking outpost is wonderful

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Our tour of L'Anse aux Meadows was definitely a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Do make sure that you plan to arrive in time for a tour. Clayton, our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. His knowledge and love for what he was doing made the tour both educational and entertaining. The site has gorgeous views of the ocean as... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

An interesting find and great education for visitors. The guides at the Viking structure are dressed in period costume with Viking names. My wife is a Shuswap Native American and we were overwhelmed by the design of the quarters; their resemblance to a Shuswap winter home was quite interesting.

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