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Address: Alexandria, MN

Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America before...

Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America before Christopher Columbus.

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Interesting History!

Some say it is a hoax, but this is worth your time to see for yourself. Some interesting Viking history!

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Tom P
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Some say it is a hoax, but this is worth your time to see for yourself. Some interesting Viking history!

Thank Tom P
Tombstone, Arizona
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

must see lots of things to see great for kids , old lof cabins and fort buildings . replica of viking ship

Thank ironcowboy52
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I was lured to this roadside attraction by the other reviews on this site, but in retrospect it wasn't worth the stop. There is a short, interesting film about the stone and the stone itself. That's it. The rest of the museum featuring local history is lame and in shambles. I paid $8 admission to see the stone, my husband... More 

Thank Melinda P
Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

It is a nice little museum and an interesting history to the stone. They have a video that explains the history of the runestone and the stone is front and center along with some more recent science research done on its origin. There is also a nice display of Native American art, clothing and other items.

Thank KristinaJ1111
Perham, Minnesota
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

It's hard to believe that there are some legendary items you can still see right in front of you. This is one of them. The stone is easy to see and I can't imagine how some farmer in the 1800s could have written on this to fake it.

1 Thank wearmanyhats
Englewood, Florida
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The real Kensington Runestone is located in the Runestone Museum. We've visited the roadside monument and the museum. Even tho' the monument says it is much bigger, you don't realize the difference in scale until you've seen the real Runestone. And it is worth the price of admission to see it! The museum does a very good job of explaining... More 

1 Thank eas555
West Linn, Oregon
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I'm not a big museum fan but this is worth the stop. You need to see the Runestone. All ages will enjoy this interesting place. Nice gift shop. Good place to find out information of the area.

Thank traveldog2015
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Who would have thought that the fierce Norsemen traveled all the way to MN and left chiseled evidence of their adventure? It is a great tourist attraction, very informative, and puts critics to rest that still claim Columbus "discovered" America. It is time to re-name Columbus Day into Viking Day!

Thank Susiesw
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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586 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This museum is located at the end of the main street in Alexandria, MN. We were really surprised that this stone that is supposed to be so important is right out in the open by the front door. I hope they have a better security system. Be sure to read up on it before you go. Worth the money to... More 

Thank minneapol
Delano, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We learned about the Kensington Runestone and toured their lovely museum. The kids even learned a couple new games (that are not electronic!) and we purchased one of them in the gift store. Well worth the entrance fee. A must see if you are in the area and enjoy learning about Minnesota history.

1 Thank Holly S

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