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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer
(4.6/5 based on 360 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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  • Nice museum. The employees can explain much. It is beautiful in the Woods leaving some wildlife.
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  • A trip well been the time and experiences. Beautiful surroundings of rustic Norwegian building custom and nature. A MUST
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  • Went for the winter fair lots for the whole family to do. Children loved the animals and cooking ginger bread . There is a lot of local craft stalls and local foods to discover. If you are in Lilleham...  more »