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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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Even tho' it was cold & raining...Well worth the visit..

Excellent staff in the Interpretive Centre...very helpful...I have a little trouble walking very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
Informative, entertaining, beautiful, and fun.

This was definitely one of the highlights on our trip to Newfoundland. We kept it as the last place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victoria, Canada
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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 3 days ago

Excellent staff in the Interpretive Centre...very helpful...I have a little trouble walking very far at the moment & the guide saw this..He told us to watch the movie..very informative & the drive around to another boardwalk...park & in one of the bathrooms we would find...More

Thank Victoria477
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was definitely one of the highlights on our trip to Newfoundland. We kept it as the last place to visit before leaving "the rock". And it was a great ending of an awesome vacation. Very entertaining, but at the same time the visitors learn...More

Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed visiting how Vicking built such a warm house with sod and soil. We went there on a very cold and windy day, but once inside the house, we were warm and welcomed by people dressed like they were in the 1500. They explained...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went at the beginning of June. Weather was cold and rainy. Park service people were so friendly and informative. You can go into the houses that had Viking players. It's a hands on museum where you could hold all sorts of items. Made you feel...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic location, where east met west, where the first Europeans touch soil on North America. The Norseman landed here a thousand years ago and the Centre does a great job providing information how they lived here so long ago. There are plenty of boardwalks which...More

Thank DVPA
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the spot where Europeans first had a settlement on this continent. The excavations are visible, and a re-created community complete with costumed interpreters sits next to it. Fascinating. Get Clayton as your guide if you can; he was part of the dig as...More

Thank CarlFondaver
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very informative about not only the history of the place but of the native plants. The docents in the buildings were also informative. The visitor's center was also informative. A beautiful place to walk around.

Thank WoodCutter_86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing piece of history that needs to be seen. The ruins of the original settlement are well displayed and very accessible to the public. I can't believe that we could walk around the original site as openly as we did. The reconstructed village was...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another check on our bucket list and it didn't disappoint. They had just opened for season and had to blow the snow off the entrance walkway and some boardwalks. Clayton, our guide was fantastic. His enthusiasm was very evident as a life long resident of...More

Thank TandAM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The national parks people put on a good show. Whilst preserving the site itself, they have built a replica house and filled it with Viking re-enactors. They have fun capturing "wives" and slaves whilst remaining PC for modern Canada. I also did a free walking...More

Thank Matthew S
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How long will it take to drive from St Johns to L'Anse? How long will it take to drive from L'Anse to Gros Morne? We are trying to plan our summer 2017 road trip.
8 October 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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Brenda S
Hi we are arriving at this site late day around 4:15 we see it closes at 6 .. will we have enough time to see this attraction? Thanks in advance for your help Brenda
1 August 2016|
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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
Holly D
Hello New Smyrna Beach from Jupiter Florida - we're thinking of going to Northern Peninsula Oct 8-15. The visitor center will be closed, but we understand we can walk around the area. Do you think it's worth our while to walk around without the supporting information? Did you enjoy the Northern Peninsula? Is it too remote? Any advice would be appreciate. Holly Denton
25 September 2015|
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Response from Viking_Toronto | Reviewed this property |
Although there are some plaques about the original site showing where buildings were located I suspect the recreated buildings will be closed. You would be able to see them from the outside only. There are other places to... More