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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer
(4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Set in a peaceful and spacious landscape covered with pastures, Maihaugen Open-Air Museum introduces tourists to a Norwegian rural community's way of life that has endured 300 years. The museum features over 200 buildings, including a typical Norwegian household, a wooden farmhouse, a parsonage, a classroom, and a lumber camp. Walk through the residential area lined with family houses and cozy courtyards, and watch costumed living-history staff recreate scenes from everyday life during the period between the two world wars. Amenities include several shops and a cafe. Be sure to wear your hiking shoes and bring water with you if you plan to hike up and down the hills. Using our custom trip planner, Lillehammer attractions like Maihaugen Open-Air Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful nature in the walking distance from the city centre. Lillehammer, Norway Old buildings from different eras. Water, small streams. Great fit for play and picnic.
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  • Have been here a few times, especially with foreign friends and acquaintances. Very popular and instructive for large and small, and provides a holistic understanding and insight in our ancestors ' life and culture. Fantastic professionally placed-and listed circular in the terrain at the Maihaugen. Good parking and information in multiple languages. A must! Highly recommended! d:o)
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  • A lovely place for a stroll, jog or relaxation, summer and winter. The site is open and free between the 17:00 and 22:00.
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