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Monday, June 11, 2018

Minot - Scandinavian Heritage Park (2)

Continuing with more from the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, North Dakota, this post will explore the magnificent recreation of the Gol Stave Church. If you're ever in the area, this is a must-see.
It's by far the biggest and most elaborate of the park's buildings. The original church, in Gol, Hallingdal (Norway), was built around 1250, and this full-sized replica was completed in 2000.
Of course I had to get a shot with my fisheye lens, which made it look much smaller!
The balconies around the outside were fun to walk around.
The interior is also beautifully recreated.
Impressive details are everywhere.
Always look up!


  1. Spent a weekend at a convention in Minot and somehow missed this place. Left Minot about a half hour ahead of a blizzard that followed us all the way home.

  2. The church almost looks like a Japanese castle

  3. Wow, that church is beautiful! They have a smaller very similar church in Rapid City, SD where I grew up.

  4. That's a very interesting and very attractive building and interiors.
    It does look like a must-see. :)

  5. Fabulous replica! I'd love to see the real thing one day.

  6. Impressive building. I enjoy the unusual design.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  7. ·.
    Fantastic photos
    And I would like to visit those places.
    A hug

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  8. Hello, it is a beautiful church. I love the outside and inside. Have a happy day!

  9. This is wonderful! Like to find these pieces of European heritage in the United States.


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