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“Family fun and history”

Big Ole Viking Statue
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Big Ole is decidedly kitsch, but fun and opportunity for exlore history. The position, at the end of main streat, by the bike trail, watching over summer farmers market, near great restaurants, by fun boutique shops and right next to the History museum tells the story of area pride and activities. The fort and history museum are good stops after the photo op.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Very easy to find - great photo op - kids loved it and so did the adults.

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Reviewed November 16, 2011

How can you go to Alexandria, MN and not stop at this statue for a photo?! A stop for a quick photo is the least a person can do to honor the Scandinavian heritage in this city. There's a great bike trail here as well so if you have the time, stop for a well-deserved break and eat lunch with Big Ole at one of the picnic tables and then jump on your bike and see some sites of this region from the trail. You'll love the memories as you look back on the photos of yourself standing next to Big Ole.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

My 3 year-old was scared of him but I thought he was cool.

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Reviewed December 11, 2010

Big Ole stands tall facing downtown Alexandria. If you're visiting, be sure to get a pic with him!

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