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Runestone Museum, Alexandria

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Must see · Natural History Museum · History Museum
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Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country’s biggest viking, and see the world famous Kensington Runestone.

For awhile you will live in the past, so walk a little slower, talk a little slower, and enjoy the exhibition on Norse history, the Native American exhibit, the Minnesota wildlife display, the display of early pioneer life, and the hands-on children’s area.

Enter Fort Alexandria and visit several authentic log buildings, an 1880 country school house, and view the forty-foot viking ship, the Snorri. Experience the changing of the seasons in the display of tools and farm equipment used by an earlier generation.

The Runestone Gift Shop features Minnesota and Alexandria souvenirs, viking and runestone information, books, t-shirts, viking helmets and swords, and unique gifts, which many of them are by local artists, authors, and craftsmen.

Admissions

Adults: $8.00

Seniors: $7.00

Student (High school or College): $5.00

Family: $20.00

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  • A great visit from the moment we arrived. In spite of the fact that they are short on staff, the lady behind the counter took us into the museum, pointing out the best path to take, not to miss... 
    A great visit from the moment we arrived. In spite of the fact that they are short on staff, the lady behind the counter took us into the museum, pointing out the best path to take, not to miss...  more »
  • Very neat place. lots to look at. The Karen behind the counter is a stickler but the museum is pretty cool. 
    Very neat place. lots to look at. The Karen behind the counter is a stickler but the museum is pretty cool.  more »
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  • This was a fun and interesting museum. There was a lot of facts and artifacts to discover both native American and norse. The rune stone was very cool to see. The viking ship section was closed for the season so we plan to come back to see that once it reopens. The woman working the front desk was Shelly. She was a sweetheart. Very nice to talk to. She had a sweet soft voice.
  • Very interesting and informative. Spent an hour reading and watching video. Shelley at front desk was great. Gave us a good overview prior to our historical journey.

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