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Big Ole Viking Statue

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Address: Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN

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It's a large viking statue next to a pretty lake. It's a nice place to get out and stretch your legs, maybe take a picture. This is one of those places that gets spotted on a road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Becca M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a large viking statue next to a pretty lake. It's a nice place to get out and stretch your legs, maybe take a picture. This is one of those places that gets spotted on a road trip and makes you smile!

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Thank Becca M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue claims Alexandria is the birthplace of America. I'm certain this isn't true. Perhaps some signage indicating why they are claiming this would be nice.

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Thank erinvarina
North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a nice big statue. Well taken care of. I know the town is proud of it. Being from out of town, I wasn't too impressed. I will say it is by a beautiful lake. I think this is an attraction that all depends on your like and dislike.

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Thank meegatravels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were there few years back. ... took family there when we were in town while my husband was working

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Thank Carla M
USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stop by here and took photos, nice location, the lake is just few feet away, have a good time here w/ the family.

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Thank graceroste
Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

New paint job looks good on Big Ole. He is standing loud and proud again on the shores of Lake Agnes...great photo ops.

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Thank Shawn R
Rochester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

First time visit. I hope to bring my family back when my son can appreciate it better. Funny they thought they needed to sheath the sword... Whoever they are.

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Thank D C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Last time I visit, Big Ole was under renovation. Renovation now complete and Big Ole is looking his best.

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Thank Rhian G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A stop to see big Ole set the stage for an enjoyable visit to the Runestone Museum across the street to learn more about the Vikings' early visits to the US and my wife's heritage.

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Thank Tom P
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Roadside America type location. Great photo opportunity for my family. Definitely worth the short detour.

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