Alexandria, Minnesota: Runestone Museum

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Kensington Runestone Museum

Address:
206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN
Directions:
Kensington Runestone Museum. I-94 exit 103. Drive two miles north on Broadway/Hwy 29, to the far north end of town.
Hours:
Summer M-F 9 am - 5 pm, Sa 9 am - 4 pm, Su 11 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
320-763-3160
RA Rates:
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Runestone Museum
The museum exhibits a mighty slab of cryptically carved rock. Is it a history-shaking bit of debris left by ancient Nordic litterbugs -- or a prank by a bored Minnesota farmer? Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/28/2008]

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Runestone U-Haul art. Kensington Runestone

The Kensington Runestone has become rolling billboard #136 in U-Haul's "Venture Across America" campaign. The series of Believe-It-Or-Not-style graphics began back in 1997, favoring arcane oddities such as the Humongous Fungus in Crystal Falls, Michigan (#83), and America's largest unknown meteor crater in Manson, Iowa (#97). The Runestone's debut closely follows another Nordic-flavored attraction, the Viking Tower of Newport, Rhode Island (#120). U-Haul side-stepped the idea of Vikings in Newport by crediting the Tower's creation to "unknown explorers," but boldly sides with the redbeards in Alexandria by depicting the disputed Runestone with a dragon boat.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/08/2011]

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