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The big ole statute sits at the lakes area trail in Alex. It is a heritage thing more then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darla T
via mobile
Large, free and great view!

Big Ole, is just that, big! It is kept in great shape and is right in front of the lake, so has a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jkeena
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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"across the street"
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"runestone museum"
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"take pictures"
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"lake agnes"
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"farmers market"
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"central lakes trail"
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"fun photo"
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"pretty lake"
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"great park"
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"new paint job"
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"great background"
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"the main drag"
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"rune stone"
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"op"
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"viking"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big ole statute sits at the lakes area trail in Alex. It is a heritage thing more then anything. You can picnic by it but no other activities other then the trail that you can bike walk or long board on.

Thank Darla T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big Ole, is just that, big! It is kept in great shape and is right in front of the lake, so has a great background. Fun and free stop in Alexandria.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The only reason I was looking at this item was that it was close to the Runestone Museum, and I thought a photo of it would be a good addition to our trip photos. Not much here, folks, just a large statue! Go see the...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is what Alexandria is all about. They have moved it a block back from a busy intersection and now have a great parking lot, park kind of area next to it. Almost all Alex festivals take place here.

Thank JMD1958
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Big Ole is just that - BIG! It really is fun to try to figure out how to get all of him and people in the same picture. It's a great park, just across from the Runestone Museum and right along the Central Lakes Trail...More

Thank Betti M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fun to visit Ole standing in the middle of a square. He is tremendous and well kept. People in Alex take their Viking heritage seriously.

Thank SND139
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Big Ole has been around forever. He recently got a new paint job - still impressive to visit and take photos of - and he is big.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Although no longer located on the main drag, if you drive through town, you can see his helmet and spear poking above a few business at the end of the street. If you go a few extra blocks, you'll find yourself in front of the...More

Thank TryppAdams
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Neat statue in downtown alexandria plenty of paking for those who want a photo by his feet. Nice place to walk around with lake agnes in the background. There are kinds of waterfowl birds just roaming around. This is a very nice town.

Thank Quilabichon
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

the statue is is fun to stop and take pictures by. Nothing else to do there unless you plan to go walking. most of the trails start there.

Thank Laura F
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