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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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