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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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What a great way to spend the afternoon! Be sure to take in the short movie and exhibits at the... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
new brunswick
Interesting site and visitor centre.

Watched the film first and then looked around the exhibits and the site. Very interesting. Great... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Staverton, United Kingdom
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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 August 1, 2016

What a great way to spend the afternoon! Be sure to take in the short movie and exhibits at the Visitor Centre - they're very informative and really set the stage for seeing the rest of the site. The recreated buildings were interesting as well...More

Thank sgorman
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Watched the film first and then looked around the exhibits and the site. Very interesting. Great views of the bay from the centre - you could imagine the Vikings pulling their boat up the shore! Clean washrooms.

Thank LancashireLass21
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This historic site has a very good visitor centre, with excellent exhibits and a short but informative film. Plenty of friendly staff are on hand to answer questions. We opted for the guided tour, but broke away after about 10 minutes. Although the 'local' guide...More

1  Thank DesertDrifters
Reviewed July 28, 2016

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...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed July 28, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016

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...More

Thank PatM52807
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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...More

Thank RDB1960
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

Thank Newfound L
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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). :)

Thank J Lynn S
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.....More

Thank 1932DeuceCoupe
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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..
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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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Response from johnnylough | Reviewed this property |
I think the tour was about 45 min after we had watched the movie inside and looked around inside. It was a guided tour and I'm not sure how often they go. We felt it was more educational with guide. You could still walk it... More