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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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Hub for Downtown and the Central Lakes Trail

Big Ole Viking Statue is right on the Central Lakes Trail and Lake Agnes. Park your car there and take the walk to City Park around the lake (couple medium hills so bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Big Ole Viking Statue is right on the Central Lakes Trail and Lake Agnes. Park your car there and take the walk to City Park around the lake (couple medium hills so bring comfortable shoes) or a very short stroll to the Depot (drinks/dinning/patio) or to Runestone Museum or the variety of shops downtown on Broadway (Cafe: Brass Lantern). Take... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In Sept. 2014 went to Alex for a girlfriend weekend. Fun to see how the tiny town has grown & see old sights. Spent an afternoon at the Carlos Winery, which I highly recommend for adults. Only wish the "craft vendor barn" was open. Not sure why it wasn't. We plan to make it an annual event. Stayed at the... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is more than just a statue. It says "Birthplace of America" on his shield for a reason. Interesting story behind the viking Kensington Runestone. History buffs will love it.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're visiting Alexandria and like to take pics with mascots like this, it's a must stop! We always came here when I was a kid. Noonan Park is also fantastic for families! It's free, has a pond, bridge, picnic tables and usually visiting ducks. : )

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Barnum, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's a big ole Viking. Good to snap a few pictures! You can't miss it! It's located within walking distance of the Runestone Museum.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you're in Alexandria with your camera, you simply have to stop by and see Big Ole. There is convenient parking. It's well worth 15 minutes, especially if the kids are with you--though teenage daughters might not be as enthusiastic as an eight year old boy.

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always bring company out to see Big Ole.Kids like to climb up and get a photo.Its in a nice area by the lake and trail.

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Shakopee, MN
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207 reviews 207 reviews
53 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited on Saturday, September 13, 2014. I have only seen this once before, over 50 years ago as a child. This is still a fun statue and is very well cared for. It sits on the shore of a pretty lake and there is ample space and time for pictures.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Right by the lake, near a little park, stands this giant statue. A great photo op. Once there, take the trail along the lake--it took us about 15 pleasant minutes to get to the park at the end.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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255 reviews 255 reviews
70 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a very special park, and bound to get better! The whole town is a magical place! Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy all of the sights!

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