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.
PLEASE NOTE: Special Holiday Hours on December 26 and January 2 we will be open 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.
We hope to see you soon!!
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.
A large dedicated parking lot for Livsreise visitors only is available just west of our building on the corner of Main and Page streets with plenty of room for autos or motor coaches. If you have any questions regarding handicapped parking 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 Genealogy Center and Naeseth Library, Livsreise’s genealogy center offers its visitors direct internet access to NAGC/NL and its resources. Their publication, titled A Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy is available for use by Livsreise guests. It contains tips on understanding Norwegian naming patterns, genealogical terms and English translation of terms found on Norwegian church records. The Digital Archives of Norway, along with Norwegian Heritage and Family Search are also featured websites to aid in your family research.
*Photo Courtesy of the Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.