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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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Neat to see

Our phone took us to the wrong place at first. When we finally found it, it was neat to see the big Viking. It is situated by a lake and a walking area. If it was warmer out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
MeganG6457
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Our phone took us to the wrong place at first. When we finally found it, it was neat to see the big Viking. It is situated by a lake and a walking area. If it was warmer out, we would have walked the path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The Viking statue use to sit right in the middle of the road in a turn about. I was nine or ten years old when my dad stood me I front of that statue and took the picture , I'm. 61 now , lost the picture but the memory will always live on. We call this stair big Ole. Has... More 

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Mt Airy NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Garmin had a hard time with the address but we found the statue when we found the Kensington Runestone Museum. There was a bike race being conducted in the park and it was fun to talk with other visitors.

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Thank Gina S
Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Big Ole is BIG!!! People love having their picture taken by the statue. It's located downtown Alexandria. It's across the street from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and the Runestone Museum. There is a walking/bike path located right by the statue. There also is a picnic area. The local Farmers Market is held in this location in the Spring Summer... More 

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Thank MinnesotaTraveler49
Perham, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This big statue of Big Ole is probably more fun for a little kid than an adult. It's huge, standing near a lake and great for a quick photo. Little children probably will find it much more awesome than you, but that's okay. Nothing to really do just standing there looking at it....but it's a great reminder of the heritage... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Construction is done! An absolute must visit if you're in Alexandria! I climbed up onto the cement block to get a great picture with him.

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Thank Megan S
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Under a bit of construction now while they repainted it, but still fun to discover the history of the area.

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Thank Tillary
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Big Ole is definitely impressive! He stands tall and sturdy by the lake. The day we visited he had scaffolding in a circle around him and it appeared he was getting repainted. We weren't able to get the photos we wanted, so we will have go back another time. Alexandria definitely does not lack in things to do!

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Thank Karla H H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

No disrespect to the big guy, but... meh. It's a big statue by the side of the road, currently under construction. True though, if you're already in the area, why not take the customary photo with Big Ole. Otherwise, I don't imagine anyone going out of their way to see it.

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Thank hurricane_kt1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

You can't go through Alex without visiting Big Ole. I visited as a kid and now bring mine - everyone loves a picture with Big Ole. The Runestone Museum is good to Visit but the Maritime Museum nearby is even better.

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