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Great modern museum

I was pleasantly surprised by the fascinating exhibits, especially a high tech immigration... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
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Beautiful place to learn about Norwegian immigrants

The information given was not too lengthy and told the story of Norwegians coming to the US. The... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the fascinating exhibits, especially a high tech immigration experience where you pick three things by punching buttons on a large floor-mounted console and a video appears on a screen on the wall in front of you telling you about your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maryrB492JM
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The information given was not too lengthy and told the story of Norwegians coming to the US. The films were great but not too long. The people working were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Parking Judy across the street and a fully accessible building for anyone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a beautiful building that chronicles Norway and the various immigrants and their lives and times. Our community was built on Norwegians and this proudly displays it. Highly recommend it if you are interested in Norwegian culture. A plus, it's free for all to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 450sheilas
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This was a natural stop for us as having moved to the US from Norway. The women working there are very enthusiastic and helpful. Many nice antiques from Norway on display. They are also interested in helping people find their roots in Norway and have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank norskies
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We went to Stoughton, WI on a Bus tour of the Museum, Norwiegan Dinner made by the Sons of Norway Lodge and a shopping tour of the downtown. This was a very nice, interesting and educational trip. Thanks to the Volunteers. We also went on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank linrich2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited while in town visiting family. Great information on Norwegian history, infused with local information!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RoyMc1967
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Livsreise, the Norwegian heritage center, offers interactive displays, great exhibits, articulate docents and a must-see 40-minute video which concentrates on the Koshkonong Prairie's early settlements and stories of immigrants. Stoughton is a vibrant small town with so much to offer, including fine dining, boutiques, bakery,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Sometimes, museums have so much information that it overloads you. Sometimes, smaller museums don't have enough content in their exhibits to merit a stop. Livsreise, however, has the perfect mix AND it's free. As a small museum, it provides depth to the story of Norwegian...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We happened to stop by during the IPO of the movie "Koshkokong Prairie" and found this museum interesting. Mostly about the Scandinavian immigrants leaving their homelands and settling in the area. Museum is free, donations are requsted. We enjoyed our visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Being of Norwegian heritage I was very interested in coming to the museum. I learned a lot about the area of Norway I descended from. Free admission was nice. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: April 2018
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