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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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My whole family had a great time. The visitors centre was excellent. Such a great display of all the information about the historic site. Took the guided tour for a while then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Steve H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My whole family had a great time. The visitors centre was excellent. Such a great display of all the information about the historic site. Took the guided tour for a while then broke off on our own. The historic ruins were very cool but the replica huts were even better. Very beautiful place.

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New Glasgow, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would be extremely difficult given the limited archeologic findings, to have more than an interpretation centre. The point of this national park and Unesco World Heritage Site is that it is the only remnant and proof of the Vikings having been in North America. One needs imagination. The interpreters who act the part of Vikings do their best, but,... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breath taking views. Informative characters. Parks people went out of their way to ensure we had a great visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very interesting to learn more about the Vikings settling in North America. The facility itself is very well done. Our guide was excellent and when we got to the buildings, one of the girls working there was very good. she was keen about what she had to say. The second woman in the weaving room was indifferent. We... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Site is located on the very top west peninsula, which is roughly 4 hours drive from gros morne national park. Not much to do in between. Parks Canada have done a great job with the site, but I felt it wasn't worth the drive. There's a 15 minute info video and you can walk around the site. There's 3-ish buildings... More 

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

This is a great parks Canada exhibit with a nice visitors Centre, historic sites and a small reproduction site. I learnt a lot about the Viking site and the cultural significance of the site (east meeting west). There is also a nice little trail with info on flora and fauna that is worth checking out. They have guided tours of... More 

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Thank C K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat little site depicting the Viking settlement. There is a 15 minute video which was very informative and recommend seeing. You can visit the partially rebuilt settlement which some actors to represent how people lived back then. Downside is that it is way out of the way from anything else in NL.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This site was the main reason for visiting the St. Anthony area. Have to say I was sorely disappointed...I was expecting a much bigger site. The day we were there the weather was horrible, wet, windy and cold, 3 degrees C with the windchill. Did not want to pay $12 to walk out to the site in this weather so... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited with my two boys and we had a fantastic time going through the museum / interpretation centre (very professional), taking a guided tour (well presented by a local expert), and then exploring the recreated settlement/outpost (very insightful). Overall a great mix of theory/history, local folklore, and hands-on understanding. The guides / re-enactors were superb--very friendly and knowledgeable. Made... More 

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Thank Walter W
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really recommend this attraction. Excellent interpretation centre and we took advantage of the tour of the location by a tour guide before going to the site. Definitely for those who love history.

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