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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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A highlight and well worth the effort to travel to the northern tip of Newfoundland to get there. Enjoyed a guided tour with the original owner of the land, who always knew the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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High Level, Canada
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High Level, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A highlight and well worth the effort to travel to the northern tip of Newfoundland to get there. Enjoyed a guided tour with the original owner of the land, who always knew the hills in his backyard were something special. Museum is very informative. The area in general is an amazing visit, although the Viking theme feels a bit overdone... More 

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YONKERS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such an interesting site. The history is unbelievable. Make sure to see the movie first and then take a guided tour of the site. It's amazing to realize that you're walking and looking at the same views that Vikings did in the 11th century. I was impressed that archeologists didn't excavate the entire area but left a good... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been looking forward to visiting this site as one of the highlights of our 12 day in Newfoundland...checked the weather there for 2 months prior to our trip to make sure we had the appropriate garb...layering! Better than expected...the site was terrific, the guide very knowledgeable and as a bonus, whales and icebergs in the bay!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool archaeological reconstruction with actors playing roles of 11th century Vikings. Modern and educational visitor center on site. We had a long drive to L'Anse aux Meadows, and planned to make a day of it, but after no more than three hours, we had seen all the site had to offer. We enjoyed everything there and found it quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All my expectations were surpassed. The interpretation centre was great, enjoyable and informative. There is a great little gift shop there and even better ones on the road on the way out of town, right were we saw three moose standing on the side of the road wondering what we were looking at. Everyone I spoke with that worked there... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit. The staff were very knowledgeable and engaging, the crew that were part of the live recreation were lovely. Had a lovely time (despite the rain). :)

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gives you a historical sense of what life was like 500 years ago. Guides are great with their explanations of what used to be there... Don't expect actual ruins ,,, everything is a reconstruction ... The only drawback is the loooong drive to get there.. Interesting for all ages

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place with a nice mix of artifacts, text interpretation, rebuilt structures and costumed interpreters. (Can you tell I also work in the museum field?) My family and I really enjoyed this. Dress warmly.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As my title says, a site like this doesn't exist anywhere else in the world. The history is astounding, the location is breathtaking. A guided tour is definitely worth taking. There is a peace here; perhaps the Viking spirits are glad they we have found them.

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my fault. I didn't do extensive research on the site. I heard the words viking, and settlements, and I was sold. When we arrived, we watched the 15 minute movie, which was interesting and gave you a brief history of the site. It was 12:45 and the next guided tour was at 2 pm, so we decided to... More 

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