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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
Phone Number: 709-458-2417

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History in the making

If you are a lover of historical sites and you are visiting the west coast of Newfoundland & Labrador the long drive up to L'Anse Aux Meadows is more than worthwhile, it is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paradise, Canada
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Paradise, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a lover of historical sites and you are visiting the west coast of Newfoundland & Labrador the long drive up to L'Anse Aux Meadows is more than worthwhile, it is an experience to visit and take the tour of the Viking Huts. To step back to 1000AD and see the hardships experienced by those navigators and explorers... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying in Gros Morne for a week, and had been advised to head up the Northern Peninsula if at all possible. The drive up was beautiful and the site itself is fascinating. Well worth the travel!

Thank Chris S
Blind Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without the tour and the explanations of what we were seeing, it would have been hard to get the full benefit of the experience. We did the 2.2 K hike around the perimeter and sat on the red chairs after the tour and the biting wind and rain increased our appreciation of what those early visitors had to endure. Apparently,... More 

Thank Peter B
upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure you are there for one of the tours because otherwise you would miss some of the more inscrutable landscape features, like the round ruin where the Irish slaves were might have been kept, and the forge area. The recreated Viking houses were toasty warm and the re-enactors were knowledgeable and fun. Note the fire burns gas not wood,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

an amazing place. I hadn't thought about how special and important this site is for human history until we were on a guided tour with the Parks staff. As she pointed out this site was the place where for the first time in human history, humans met - they came around the world from Asia and from Europe (after we... More 

Thank Nick D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a free guided tour which I very highly recommend to have the full benefit of the site history. Our guide was very colourful, entertaining and educative. Took about 2 hours to visit.

Thank Bk27509
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a windy cool day and we were on time to watch a must see short movie covering the difference between Norse Men and Vikings and continued with a description of the first European to see visit the new world. After the movie we had a super guide with a bushy beard. The tour was a little over... More 

Thank Larry E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should have the opportunity to visit. Informative displays, knowledgable staff, interpretive sculptures. View and scenery a bonus.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a very reasonable of $15.45 USD entry fee before we toured the inside of the museum and watched the film. We then joined in on the scheduled hour-long guided tour at no additional cost. We were so pleased to have such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide as we followed along with a large group of people we... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring rain the day we went but we still enjoyed it. The fire-warmed reconstructed longhouse is especially cozy when you come in out of the hail. The tour guide is excellent, the cosplaying Viking guys try hard to engage people, the archaeology is inherently interesting.

Thank eminbk

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