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Runestone Museum

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Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 3207633160
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Awesome piece of History

I was ten years old when my mom and dad took me to see Big Olie, as we call him, that was forty- one years ago, this Viking has played a big part in Alexandria history for so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Mammagail
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Mt Airy NC
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385 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Should have called and double checked the hours. It was closed but we did look at the outdoor displays and the community park nearby. I so want to see the Runestone as we have a collection of books about the Vikings. We did see "Big Ole" statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I was ten years old when my mom and dad took me to see Big Olie, as we call him, that was forty- one years ago, this Viking has played a big part in Alexandria history for so very long. He use to stand right in the middle of the street, but was recently moved approximatlry Thirthy Feet to the... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very well done museum. Interesting displays and informative. We learned things we never knew about the Vikings and the Runestone. The outdoor buildings were also very interesting. We were so glad we stopped. The staff was very friendly and informative.

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Thank 00noodles
Mpls, United States
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. The Kensington Rhinestone is real and it is here to see! Loved the library, plus the hundreds of historical artifacts are amazing. This is a must see when you are in the Alexandria area.

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Thank Wes H
Alexandria, Minnesota
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the best small town museum I have ever seen. Hard to believe I am not swayed by the facr that I live in Alexandria.

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Modesto, CA
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91 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to watch and listen to videos . A great way to spend a morning. Be sure to go outside. There is a lot out there too. Rainbow Rider will take you there.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Runestone Museum is a hidden Gem in the historic town of Alexandria, MN. The museum is filled with some great artifacts from the town and region along with some restored buildings that were moved to the site from the local area. Entrance price is very reasonable when we went. Alexandria is also a great town to explore. See Big... More 

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Finland
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Versatile museum with interesting history. Definitely worth visit. The runestone itself and its origin is a piece which divides people's opinions.

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Thank linnalau
Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Had to stop here because of my heritage. Eric the Red beat Columbus here by hundreds of years!! Very interesting story to the rune stone, and while the jury is still out (in my mind, anyway) on the authenticity, I found it worth my time to visit.

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Thank Dan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I always like to learn as much as I can about the history of the areas we visit! The Rhinestone Museum did not disappoint! If you love history of Minnesota and its cities this is for you. Thanks Alexandria, Minnesota.

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