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Friends of the Viking Ship

528 E Side Dr, Geneva, IL 60134-1521
+1 815-315-8112
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Take the time to see this wonderful ship

The ship is beautifully restored, and gives visitors a glimpse back in time to both the 1893... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AJLIllinois
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Rockford, Illinois
Authentic & historic Viking longboat that traveled the Atlantic to the 1893 World's Fair

We abso;utely loved this! There were several free displays of Viking toold, weapons, clothing and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Stewfamily3
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Springfield, Illinois
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The purpose of Friends of the Viking Ship is to facilitate the preservation of the 1893 Viking Ship as an important artifact from the Columbian Exposition and to advocate its public display in a permanent museum setting with adequate security and climate control. As a part of this mission, Friends of the Viking Ship hosts a number of open days and private tours throughout the year. Make on of these tours part of your next visit to Geneva, IL.
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3 days ago
“Take the time to see this wonderful ship”
30 Jun 2017
“Authentic & historic Viking longboat that traveled the Atlantic to the 1893 World's Fair”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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528 E Side Dr, Geneva, IL 60134-1521
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+1 815-315-8112
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ship is beautifully restored, and gives visitors a glimpse back in time to both the 1893 World's fair and the Viking Age. The story of the men who sailed her from Norway to the US is one that can never be lost or forgotten....More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We abso;utely loved this! There were several free displays of Viking toold, weapons, clothing and ship building techniques. The 30-40 minute presentation of the actual longboat cost $6 for adults & was well worth it. It included a video and info on the voyage across...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The history of the ship is fascinating and the efforts to restore and keep the ship on display are admirable.

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Viking Ship is an exact replica of a Viking raiding vessel that was unearthed in Norway, built and sailed across the Atlantic in time to reach the Columbia Exposition of 1893. It was housed at Navy Pier and Lincoln Park for generations, then moved...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cool gem. This is an authentically made viking ship that was made for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago based on the Viking ship Gokstad that was found in Norway. They actually sailed this ship from Norway to Chicago and then down to...More

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