Alexandria, Minnesota: Runestone Museum Team Field Report

The Runestone Museum

206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN
The Runestone Museum. I-94 exit 103. Drive two miles north on Broadway/Hwy 29, to the far north end of town. Near Big Ole statue.
May-Oct M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4. Nov-Apr M-Sa 10-4, Su closed. (Call to verify)
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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? 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.

[ Team, 06/08/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Ole - Big Viking StatueBig Ole - Big Viking Statue, Alexandria, MN - < 1 mi.
Big Fish Atop a SignBig Fish Atop a Sign, Alexandria, MN - < 1 mi.
Giant Replica RunestoneGiant Replica Runestone, Alexandria, MN - 2 mi.
In the region:
Car Up a Pole, Sunburg, MN - 38 mi.

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