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Address: 1219 Nokomis St, Alexandria, MN 56308-3712
Phone Number: 320-762-0382
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Knute Nelson Home of Alexandria Pioneer

Comprehensive collection of Douglas County memorabilia relating to the early settlers. Farm home moved to this site across the street from care complex also started by Knute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
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Evansville, Minnesota
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Evansville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Comprehensive collection of Douglas County memorabilia relating to the early settlers. Farm home moved to this site across the street from care complex also started by Knute Nelson.

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stopped at this house and expected a small tour with a few items but were pleasantly surprised. There are two large floors with great items to be seen. Ann, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the local history. Anyone visiting or driving by Alexandria must see this museum. Their is a small cost of $10 but... More 

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Carlos, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

What a wonderful addition to Alexandria, MN. Excellent staff, very helpful, extremely knowledgeable. Very interesting facts to find out about local history.

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Miltona, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

HIDDEN GEM ALERT!!! Out of town visitors should put this on their list! The extremely friendly staff gives wonderful guided tours for next to nothing, making this a great stop for travelers on a budget or with a family. The displays are interactive and changed frequently. Definitely not some boring, dusty old museum! Lots to see and learn for kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

The Douglas county Historical Society is a must see if you enjoy digging into the history of the Alexandria and Lakes area. Once the home of Knute Nelson, Minnesota governor, then Senator, Norwegian immigrant and Civil War veteran, the house he lived in has been restored and furnished with antiques, some that were once originally in the house. The tour... More 

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

wonderful exhibits, great gegeology resourse library. Location is easy to find.

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