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Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center

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A true hidden gem

Located 15 miles southeast of La Crosse Wisconsin. This center allows the visitor to take a step... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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Not just for Norwegians

We visited on a Saturday and were surprised by how few people were there. It is in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Snohomish, Washington
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Located 15 miles southeast of La Crosse Wisconsin. This center allows the visitor to take a step back in time and experience the lifestyles of the Norwegian immigrants in the mid-ninteenth century. Note, neither of us are of Norwegian ancestry and we still enjoyed this....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited on a Saturday and were surprised by how few people were there. It is in the middle of nowhere but totally worth the drive. We started the tour in the main building where they had some exhibits on the Norwegian influence in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Norskadalen is a fascinating living history museum. You explore the Norwegian heritage of the earliest settlers to this region. You can experience the lifestyle and explore buildings from this by-gone era. There are many actual artifacts that have been acquired. This is well worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank T3975JVmarthab
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We spent time in the visitor center looking at the historical objects presented as well as watched the introductory video. We then walked down to the replica homestead. Great to see the history so well preserved form the area. We then took a short hike...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Loveforfood
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We're from La Crosse but moved to Green Bay, WI 20 years ago. So we haven't seen Norskedalen in over 20 years. They've added new buildings. Very interesting place. Loved it!! Beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Janice B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was our first time visiting Norskedalen and we are excited to visit again! The tour guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and engaging. His personal anecdotes and charm made it a wonderful time. The buildings are lovely and well taken care of and the grounds are...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Deanne W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved seeing this Norwegian family immigrant museum in this setting. I got a personal tour by my cousin, and board member of the museum, Pauline Buckland. She was a former tour guide and knows so much about the history of the area and the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Kirstiere
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited Norskedalen with some friends from Chicago. We were treated to some great hospitality, with a tour and staff that invited our daughter to even engage with the turtle in their "animal room." We began with a short video, then we could walk around...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Happyrocker
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Jim gave us a very informational tour. The location is remote, but in a very beautiful setting of the Driftless part of Wisconsin.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank VikingVerne
Reviewed 22 July 2016

It was a little bit of a hunt to find it, but so worth the time. The tour was so informative and the setting was gorgeous. I did want to go since my Mother's family had donated several things to the center. Our tour guide...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank breezey988
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