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One big Viking

You kind of have to see Big Ole, he's hard to miss. He's behind the Runestone Museum, so you can... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Big Ole

This statue came from the worlds fair, and is located very close to the Alexandria, MN Museum. Both... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Alexandria, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I gave it five stars because it is much like the Paul Bunyan monument of of Bemidji. It is bright colored, fiber glass, whimsical, very beautiful and the pride of the city. People were definitely doing selfies in front of this. It not hard to...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This giant statue of a Viking symbolizes Alexandria's Norwegian-Swedish heritage, and its legitimate claim as the 'Birthplace of America' based on the Kensington Runestone, a Viking artifact which was discovered nearby. Stop at 'Big Ole' and have someone take your picture at his feet, of...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You kind of have to see Big Ole, he's hard to miss. He's behind the Runestone Museum, so you can park and walk over. There's a little sign that tells visitors that Big Ole has in fact been out in the world, going to the...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This statue came from the worlds fair, and is located very close to the Alexandria, MN Museum. Both Big ole and the museum are worth the effort to see. them.

Thank rjacob6471
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Big Ole is a nice place to get out of the car and take some pics. Restrooms are currently being built at the site.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to go check this out with the wife. Looks cool when you see it. Take a photo or 2. Good way to kill time in this area.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I became aware of Ole while looking at the Roadside Attractions website. We were travelling toward Minneapolis from North Dakota and decided to take a quick detour through downtown Alexandria in order to look at this big guy. Lots of free parking and a good...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to stretch your legs and see some lakeside views. The statue is pretty big and makes for a great photo, especially if you’re into Viking culture or just driving I-94 across the state and need a break.

Thank LindsayR866
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A big big Viking. It remember that US was founded by immigrants and they came from Scandinavian countries. Near to this area you can find a lot of lakes, it’s very nice and beautiful

Thank IgnacioFeVi
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Kind of goofy, but a good photo spot on the bike trail in a scenic area. It’s a goos spot on the edge of town to get off the bike and take a break.

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