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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
+1 709-458-2417
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The vikings were here!

From childhood I read that the Vikings "discovered" America long before Columbus. L'Anse Aux... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Wonderful UNESCO Site

We were here in September on a beautiful warm day. The location is beautiful. As others have said... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
+1 709-458-2417
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

From childhood I read that the Vikings "discovered" America long before Columbus. L'Anse Aux Meadows proves it. Very interesting reconstruction of the old Viking settlement. The artists dressed like Viking are a nice means of demonstrating ancient life style.

Thank gonjo
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We were here in September on a beautiful warm day. The location is beautiful. As others have said, you start at the Visitors' Center. Watching the film is a good way to orient yourself before going out to the boardwalk to walk through the area...More

Thank andyhg
Reviewed October 22, 2017

While archaeologists still debate whether this site is a Viking settlement or an early First Nation settlement, the re-imagined restoration is a great visit. Enthusiastic guides and re-enactors portray a sophisticated settlement with a blacksmith, a weaver, a miller, and some agricultural tools. The main...More

Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a fascinating site. The Visitor's Centre has a video and a model of the area during the time of the Norse as well as artifacts discovered in the area to show that the Norse were there e.g. iron nail, cloak pin. A boardwalk...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed October 15, 2017

This was a very windy, cold site in late September but worth every minute. The model was what I expected so I was not disappointed. The actual site of the building is very close. It was too windy to take the walk around the cliff...More

Thank karenkkl
Reviewed October 15, 2017

If you enjoy the Norse sagas and are interested in their discovery of the New World nearly 5 centuries before Columbus, this is the place! Situated at the top of the Great Northern Peninsula, this is where Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad discovered the first...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We were taken here as part of our bus tour. You enter the Visitor's Center and are directed to a 15-minute video about the site and it's importance in history. The museum also includes artifacts found at the site as well as a gift shop....More

2  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed October 11, 2017

great place to learn a piece of history, very interesting, the staff super friendly and knowledgeable, kids had a lot of fun.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The reception staff were excellent; they were all very friendly and helpful. Exhibits in the visitor centre and a 15-minute introductory film started off our visit, and then our interpreter took us on our tour. He was really knowledgeable and interesting. There is a fair...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Certainly enjoyed our visit, our guide was very informative. It was so interesting to learn all the history from a man who lives just down the road and grew up playing in the meadow before it was even discovered.

Thank Wendy A
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August 17, 2017|
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Response from rimshot66 | Reviewed this property |
Generally it is open from 9-5 but in the summer (June to September) it is open till 6 pm.
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Victoria477 | Reviewed this property |
This year because of Canada 150... of Frederal National Parks are free.. They will even give you a pass, that is good for the rest of the year..for all the other Federal Parks in Canada..
October 8, 2016|
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Response from lapinjano | Reviewed this property |
I did a motorcycle trip in May with my brother. We took two weeks to visit the West coast. We only stopped briefly at Gros Mornes. In September, we returned with a couple of friends to Newfoundland. This time, we rented a... More
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