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From the 8th to the 11th century Viking ships brought conquest and then settlers to dominate the world of the time

Getting to Norse Horse Park

Washington Island is just a few miles off the tip of the Door Peninsula in the waters of Lake Michigan. On your trip to and from Norse Horse Park there are plenty of Scandinavian sites to visit.

The Island is serviced by Washington Island Car Ferry year round.

Norse Horse Park is just north of the commercial district on the Main Road. The address is 1391 Main Road. Turn down the path past the Garden to the garden shop and education center.

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Be sure to visit the other Scandinavian restaurants, lodges, shops and sites when you are on Washington Island -- including:

Gunnerson's Kaupstadur Gifts featuring Scandinavian goods close by the Ferry Dock.

Danish Mill on LaPointe Road, about 2 miles from the Ferry Dock..

Den Norske Grenda, carved log buildings from Norway in the area adjacent to Mann's Merchentile.on Main Road. (also with goats on the sod roof)

The wonderful Norwegian Stave Church with acanthus carvings and hand crafted shingles across from the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Take the Ferry from Jackson Harbor to Rock Island visit to the estate build by the Icelander Chester Thordarson with its fabulous Icelandic wood carvings.

And while you are on the Island be sure to enjoy Scandinavian specialties at the Findlay's Holiday Inn and at the Sunset Resort.