Kensington Runestone, Alexandria

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  • I love this piece of history. One must do a lot of reading and study before making a decision on whether it's real or not. Being a Viking myself I believe in it. On display at the great museum in town...  more »
  • Be sure to ask questions as the staff are happy to give you the "inside scoop" on the rune stone. Tons of history to appreciate!!  more »
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  • This is a little museum in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. The runestone was dug up by a farmer in the 1800s and is quite controversial. Is it a forgery or really proof that Norsemen visited the center of North America over a century before Columbus sailed? The runestone is the central attraction, but the museum also has other interesting artifacts that might be from 14th century explorations, and artifacts of Native American tribes and European-American pioneers. I had a good time. And yes, I think it's authentic! Of course, I'm part Norwegian...
  • Great park & sledding hill. New visitors center good for family get togethers. Fun sledding hill.

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