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Runestone Museum

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Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 3207633160
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A nice place to visit

Had a lot of fun learning more about the area and it's history. Found something of interest for all of our family members.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Minnesota
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388 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this museum! The information was very interesting There happened to be typos in some of the exhibit cards which comes across unprofessional and less believable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a lot of fun learning more about the area and it's history. Found something of interest for all of our family members.

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Yankton, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was surprised at how much there was to see and enjoy at this little museum. The displays inside are set up very well, and the Runestone is on display at the very beginning, which is what brought us into the museum in the first place. I have a 3 y/o and a 14 y/o, and there was much for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you have a love for history like our family does you will love going here! It is very interesting and the kids love it as well.. the younger ones really enjoyed checking out the old train.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every aspect of regional history is covered here...beginning with the Runestone and the norwegian heritage of many of the original settlers of the area, all the way through the years. there is a replica of a viking ship, originally built by the smithsonian. there is a one-room school house, there is a post office, there is a lutheran church...all here... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a great example of a Rune Stone, to me the Museum lives up to it's reviews, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The other parts of the Museum with the local history of the Indian population and the early settlers was outstanding. The film and information of the Rune Stone was very well presented. It is easy... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Based on the name of the museum, I expected to learn about the Kensington Runestone which I did, but there is much more to the museum. A nine minute video "Legacy of the Kensington Runestone" runs continuously and you can actually see the Runestone which was found by a farmer in1898 and has been subject to controversy ever since regarding... More 

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Marquette
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

An interesting little museum that features life in central MN from the Vikings (1362) to the end of WW II. The short movie on the runestone was good and the scavenger hunt kept my 11 year old busy. She enjoyed writing her name in "rune".

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Westville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a very well put together place. Staff is awesome as well. Not too expensive either. Picnic tables for eating too. Very interesting and great for the kids.

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Newton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An oversold flight took us on an adventure driving from Fargo to Minnesota. Who knew we'd stumble upon this treasure? I was totally unfamiliar with the Runestone and its history. The film and signage in this museum were really informative. The staff couldn't be more friendly and engaging. We were lucky to visit on a school day and got to... More 

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Additional Information about Runestone Museum

Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 3207633160
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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