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Runestone and Runestone Museum same-same not different

The Runestone is prominently displayed in the museum and there is a nice video to watch about its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad W
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Fairmont
Fun hour or so

This is a modern museum, including a video presentation. Kids 5 & up as well as adults enjoy it... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
gaffroz
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Rochester, MN
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Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America before Christopher Columbus.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 19, 2018
“Fun hour or so”
1 week ago
“Runestone and Runestone Museum same-same not different”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Runestone is prominently displayed in the museum and there is a nice video to watch about its discovery so the Kensington Runestone and the Runestone Museum are one in the same. Check out the comments on thekensingtonrunestone.com and the newporttower.com if you want another...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a modern museum, including a video presentation. Kids 5 & up as well as adults enjoy it. Staff is friendly and outside area is well-kept

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Some say it is a hoax, but this is worth your time to see for yourself. Some interesting Viking history!

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Reviewed September 1, 2016

must see lots of things to see great for kids , old lof cabins and fort buildings . replica of viking ship

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

I was lured to this roadside attraction by the other reviews on this site, but in retrospect it wasn't worth the stop. There is a short, interesting film about the stone and the stone itself. That's it. The rest of the museum featuring local history...More

2  Thank Melinda P
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

It is a nice little museum and an interesting history to the stone. They have a video that explains the history of the runestone and the stone is front and center along with some more recent science research done on its origin. There is also...More

1  Thank KristinaJ1111
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Reviewed November 21, 2015

It's hard to believe that there are some legendary items you can still see right in front of you. This is one of them. The stone is easy to see and I can't imagine how some farmer in the 1800s could have written on this...More

2  Thank wearmanyhats
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

The real Kensington Runestone is located in the Runestone Museum. We've visited the roadside monument and the museum. Even tho' the monument says it is much bigger, you don't realize the difference in scale until you've seen the real Runestone. And it is worth the...More

2  Thank eas555
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

I'm not a big museum fan but this is worth the stop. You need to see the Runestone. All ages will enjoy this interesting place. Nice gift shop. Good place to find out information of the area.

1  Thank traveldog2015
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

Who would have thought that the fierce Norsemen traveled all the way to MN and left chiseled evidence of their adventure? It is a great tourist attraction, very informative, and puts critics to rest that still claim Columbus "discovered" America. It is time to re-name...More

1  Thank Susiesw
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