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Address: N455 O Ophus Rd, Coon Valley, WI 54623
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Preservation Done Well

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... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Deanne W
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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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 fantastic. We weren't able to walk all the trails, but have plans to do so... More 

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Colgate, Wisconsin
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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 way Norwegians lived in the 1800's. Gorgeous area geographically. Its tucked away in the valleys... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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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 the small gift shop and museum. After that, when we were ready, we were given... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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 was very good and several gentlemen on the tour also provided a lot of information.

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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent guides and hosts; interesting visitors center. Worth visiting to learn more about the early Norwegian settlers.

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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We met our long-time friends at Norskedalen, planned due to my spouse's Norwegian heritage. We also stayed overnight in a rental cabin onsite. We enjoyed learning more about the early settlers through a guided tour of a farm recreation and the visitors' center. The cabin was a fun place to stay, although I would not have wanted to try a... More 

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Drøbak
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

An interesting place with an excelent info center. Not only a well arranged house collection, but a nature experience. aswell. Skilled, helpful and friendly staff.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

This is a very well preserved "village" with several buildings of various types that have been found in various valleys in the area. There are great programs for adults and for kids and it is well maintained and very authentic. If you would like to relive an important part of American history from the 1880s to 1910 or so, you... More 

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Colombia
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

Reserved a spot for a family get together here and was not disappointed. My family has Norwegian heritage and it was amazing to be able to hear some of the history and culture and to be inside real homes, barns, and more. We saw how they dried tobacco and cooled stored food. About the tasks and crafts. My grandparents loved... More 

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