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Address: Alexandria, MN
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America...
Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America before Christopher Columbus.
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Vikings in MN

Who would have thought that the fierce Norsemen traveled all the way to MN and left chiseled evidence of their adventure? It is a great tourist attraction, very informative, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Who would have thought that the fierce Norsemen traveled all the way to MN and left chiseled evidence of their adventure? It is a great tourist attraction, very informative, and puts critics to rest that still claim Columbus "discovered" America. It is time to re-name Columbus Day into Viking Day!

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This museum is located at the end of the main street in Alexandria, MN. We were really surprised that this stone that is supposed to be so important is right out in the open by the front door. I hope they have a better security system. Be sure to read up on it before you go. Worth the money to... More 

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Delano, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We learned about the Kensington Runestone and toured their lovely museum. The kids even learned a couple new games (that are not electronic!) and we purchased one of them in the gift store. Well worth the entrance fee. A must see if you are in the area and enjoy learning about Minnesota history.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

it is just a rock,but I'm from Minnesota so I want that claim to fame....checkout the museum also...we parked and walked all over downtown,great window shopping

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was an incredible experience to see something that carries with it such history! The story of the Runestone was well portrayed and taught us much of the history of this lovely area. The Runestone Museum furthered our learning about what this area used to be like. Not to be missed when you travel to or through Alexandria, Minnesota!

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pompano beach florida
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

"THE" Kensington Runestone had always had it share of doubters ... fellas with hands-in-pockets, wagging their heads from right to left - followed by a few good shrugs or the shoulders. But now with advanced research there has been a more creditable match with the character type found on the Swedish island of Gotland. Authenticity is gaining more momentum, albeit... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A nice small town museum with an interesting artifact, the Kensington Runestone with controversy since its discovery. The museum offers "period and wildlife exhibits", as well as other exhibits and items. The museum is located on the north end of the downtown main drag, North Broadway. A 28 foot tall Viking statue of Big Ole guides you to the museum,... More 

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WisCOWsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wonderful staff. Excellent small museum with tons of local artifacts and interesting history. The Runestone is very mysterious. Local Holy Grail movie a good pre- trip movie to watch to help understand some of how it was found and theories to what it may mean. It is facinating, even if you don't believe all of it. Quite the controversy over... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Students and practitioners of beautiful script know that available space will fill up with intentions and errors. Even the errors have formal recognition and methods for making them acceptable, ways of placing shortages and misplacements which are common and usual to the time, standard operating procedure for scribes in an multiple effort to keep all the message distinctly formal and... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was really neat to see and learn how the real Vikings ended up in Central Minnesota. The Runestone itself was very unique and the story behind it is very interesting as well.

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Address: Alexandria, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria

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