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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN

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A mainstay of Alexandria for years

I have been visiting Big Ole since I was little. I was happy to see he is still there, just moved down the block and out of the intersection. Be sure to stop by the Rune Stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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La Vergne, Tennessee
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La Vergne, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Big Ole since I was little. I was happy to see he is still there, just moved down the block and out of the intersection. Be sure to stop by the Rune Stone Museum while you're in the neighborhood.

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Giant lakeshore Viking statue. How fun is this?? There's even a "viewing platform" where you can prop your camera and set the self-timer. One of those fun, American roadside attractions.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped here to take pictures and also to visit the nearby museum which ou should visit while you are here. The local bus was parked nearby and the driver offered to take a group photo for us with Ole. We really appreciated it. Plenty of parking and a nice park adjacent.

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Somewhereselse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The statue of Big Ole actually stood at the MN Pavilion at the 1965 World Expo in NY. It is simply HUGE and depicts a stereotypical Viking. Cute whimsical tourist attraction to a place that claims to be the birthplace of America.

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Kansas City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Big Ole is a nice big statue honoring our Viking ancestors. It is badly in need of painting. Kids would get a kick out of seeing it.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice park with a farmers market on Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Also had a car show and band playing music for free as part of Memorial weekend activities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's a big statue and the trail has a nice view of the lake, other than that it's just a statue. I suppose to each his own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a great place for a photo and to check out the town. They do a good job of keeping Ole ready for his next adventure.

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Delano, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a fun sight-seeing and photo opportunity! It is within walking distance of the Runestone Museum and near a network of trails.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a great park with plenty of parking. It is situated right on the Central Lakes Trail and right next to Lake Agnes. This means you can walk with lovely views amid the trees and watch the wild life on the lake. It is quiet in spite of being right in town. The statue is fun to see and... More 

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

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