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Runestone Museum

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Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 3207633160
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A little gem

A beautiful town, with a very interesting museum. I went there to see the famous Kennington Runestone, but found much more. Old buildings set up as they were in days gone by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful town, with a very interesting museum. I went there to see the famous Kennington Runestone, but found much more. Old buildings set up as they were in days gone by, Native American bead work that was breath taking. A love gift shop and the museum was only $8 to get in.

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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This museum explains why Alexandria is considered the birthplace of America (and the background for Big Ole too!) and does so in an interesting way. Lots of local history, photos and memorabilia in the main museum. The outbuildings are worth a look too! Went with a group of mixed ages and everybody loved it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This museum is tucked away in a nondescript building, and one might think it contains only the Runestone. It actually is a huge collection of Native American, Viking, and local items of interest. There are several buildings (school, church, smoke house, etc) that are fascinating. One building also contains a replica of a Viking ship. Don't miss this if you... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Runestone itself is a draw and continues to cause discussion about its authenticity. The rest of the museum is very well done also. The new painting of a Viking leaving his home and saying goodbye to his family is just wonderful.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped here with our children as a break from driving. The kids really enjoyed the different portions of the museum. The runestone itself is interesting to see. The kids enjoyed the engraving activities and the Viking games that were there to play. Outside there is a small town/fort that is similar to other pioneer villages. There is a scale... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This little museum is very interesting for people who are interested in history. The actual Runestone is there to see and the story of it's discovery is intriguing. The statue of Big Ole across the street, makes the museum to find. There are many artifacts from that time and place. The cost is minimal. There is an attached homestead which... More 

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Lonsdale, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very interesting and authentic. I really enjoyed the video on the Runestone and seeing it. The museum also contains Minnesota history of early settlers, native Americans and founders of Alexandria. The museum contains many original buildings on the property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed the museum and the outdoor exhibits! The stone's history was very interesting. The ag exhibits were fun to see too

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Bentonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are in the area it is worth a stop. The museum is about 5 minutes off the freeway. I was not familiar with Viking history so it was cool to learn about the rune stone

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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