Experience the stories of those who built this Norwegian American legacy.
Livsreise will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Exceptions may be made for special events, such as Syttende Mai.
Livsreise will be closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. For special events, please contact us.
Livsreise is free to the public. There may be a fee for group use or special events. Please contact the center for more information.
Photography is not allowed in any portion of the facility.
Our new large parking lot is now open just west of our building on the corner of Main and Page street. If you have any questions regarding parking or handicapped parking location information please contact us at 608-873-7567.
The special exhibits area at Livsreise includes temporary displays curated by outside organizations that focus on heritage, history and message consistent with the mission of Livsreise. See current exhibit ›
Livsreise includes a 68-seat, handicapped accessible theatre featuring videos focusing on Norwegian culture, history, folk art, music and delightful Norwegian humor. The auditorium will also host periodic lectures and presentations.
Our auditorium is Hearing Loop enabled.
Operated in conjunction with the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library; Livsreise’s Genealogy Center offers visitors direct internet access to NAGC/NL and its resources. The library features a “Getting Started Guide”, Norwegian naming patterns, Genealogical terms and additional tools. Visitors can review online databases that include Marriage Records, Emigrants, Norwegian-American Birth Records, Cemetery Records and U.S. Census data.
*Photo Courtesy of the Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.