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Runestone Museum

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Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 3207633160
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Great place!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Westville, Oklahoma
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Westville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Alexandria locals certainly believe that the runestone was left by vikings. When you enter the museum there is a short film worth watching that describes the history of this large stone and the scholars who have studied it. The area outside the museum is interesting and a place that children would enjoy. It contains several buildings; log cabin, post... More 

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Somewhereselse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great museum to visit and learn about not only the Viking Runestone but also the history of the area. The museum shows artifacts from the early settlers and offers a great overview of its immigrant history. The Runestone exhibit is very well done, providing in-depth information about the stone and its history. The museum also includes several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Very fun to visit with history for the whole group of us, from ages 70 to 6.The kids had a great time in the kids'area, writing their names in rune and dressing up.

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Cloquet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Alexandria Kensington runestone is located in this museum. The history of the runestone and the translation are very interesting. Runic experts in American and Sweden are divided about it's authenticity. The museum has a gift shop where you can buy books and souvenirs. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Viking exploration of North America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was incredibly impressed with this museum. All of the exhibits are very well preserved and presented. The runestone itself is fascinating. The museum does a very good job presenting facts and allowing the visitor to come to their own conclusion. I am still incredibly impressed.

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Delano, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning about Minnesota history. There were even some board games played in the past that my children enjoyed so much we bought one in the gift shop. They periodically play which is a nice break from all their electronic gadgets. Lots to see, lots to experience!

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I visited on New Year's Eve and were welcomed warmly by all the staff. We were the only ones to sign the guest register yet that day (it was late morning) the day before had 1 visitor. So we had the place to ourselves. The staff went in and turned on some of the videos and lights... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Nice local attraction. Hands on for kids. Family friendly. Close to local eating establishment (The Depot - family dinning/pizza/bar) or good sized fully stocked grocery store (Eldens Food Fair).

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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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