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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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The is a big ole statue!

I always wonder where the term "big ole" came from. Now I know! It's an awesome photo op for... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Timbeach3
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The big ole statute sits at the lakes area trail in Alex. It is a heritage thing more then... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Darla T
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Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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"across the street"
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"runestone museum"
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"take pictures"
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"lake agnes"
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"farmers market"
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"central lakes trail"
in 6 reviews
"fun photo"
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"great park"
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"new paint job"
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"great background"
in 2 reviews
"the main drag"
in 2 reviews
"rune stone"
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"op"
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"viking"
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"alex"
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

I always wonder where the term "big ole" came from. Now I know! It's an awesome photo op for anyone visiting Minnesota. I think that one of the best things about it is that I was there by myself and was able to read about...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The big ole statute sits at the lakes area trail in Alex. It is a heritage thing more then anything. You can picnic by it but no other activities other then the trail that you can bike walk or long board on.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Big Ole, is just that, big! It is kept in great shape and is right in front of the lake, so has a great background. Fun and free stop in Alexandria.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

The only reason I was looking at this item was that it was close to the Runestone Museum, and I thought a photo of it would be a good addition to our trip photos. Not much here, folks, just a large statue! Go see the...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is what Alexandria is all about. They have moved it a block back from a busy intersection and now have a great parking lot, park kind of area next to it. Almost all Alex festivals take place here.

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Big Ole is just that - BIG! It really is fun to try to figure out how to get all of him and people in the same picture. It's a great park, just across from the Runestone Museum and right along the Central Lakes Trail...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Fun to visit Ole standing in the middle of a square. He is tremendous and well kept. People in Alex take their Viking heritage seriously.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Big Ole has been around forever. He recently got a new paint job - still impressive to visit and take photos of - and he is big.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Although no longer located on the main drag, if you drive through town, you can see his helmet and spear poking above a few business at the end of the street. If you go a few extra blocks, you'll find yourself in front of the...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Neat statue in downtown alexandria plenty of paking for those who want a photo by his feet. Nice place to walk around with lake agnes in the background. There are kinds of waterfowl birds just roaming around. This is a very nice town.

Thank Quilabichon
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