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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN

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We were there few years back. ... took family there when we were in town while my husband was working

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carla M
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North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice big statue. Well taken care of. I know the town is proud of it. Being from out of town, I wasn't too impressed. I will say it is by a beautiful lake. I think this is an attraction that all depends on your like and dislike.

Thank meegatravels
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there few years back. ... took family there when we were in town while my husband was working

Thank Carla M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stop by here and took photos, nice location, the lake is just few feet away, have a good time here w/ the family.

Thank graceroste
Alexandria, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

New paint job looks good on Big Ole. He is standing loud and proud again on the shores of Lake Agnes...great photo ops.

Thank Shawn R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

First time visit. I hope to bring my family back when my son can appreciate it better. Funny they thought they needed to sheath the sword... Whoever they are.

Thank D C
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Last time I visit, Big Ole was under renovation. Renovation now complete and Big Ole is looking his best.

Thank Rhian G
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

A stop to see big Ole set the stage for an enjoyable visit to the Runestone Museum across the street to learn more about the Vikings' early visits to the US and my wife's heritage.

Thank Tom P
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Roadside America type location. Great photo opportunity for my family. Definitely worth the short detour.

Thank PTycz
Alexandria, Minnesota
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Big Ole has been the iconic "unofficial" mascot of Alexandria, MN for some time. He just had a "makeover" and is looking good! Big Ole is an attraction located across the street from the Chamber of Commerce offices and the Runestone Museum. He is located on the Central Lakes Trail. It is a perfect spot for that "Kodak moment"!

Thank mnnice2015
Bloomington, MN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Landmark, yes. Unique, yes. "Don't make a special trip" just to see this. The lakes are the attraction here.

Thank John R

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