Alexandria, Minnesota: Giant Replica Runestone

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Address:
Runestone Drive, Alexandria, MN
Directions:
East of downtown on the south side of Hwy 27/3rd Ave. To walk to the Runestone, turn south from Hwy 27 onto McKay Ave, then left onto to 6th Ave./Lincoln Ave.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Viking Runestone replica.

Giant Replica Runestone

An scaled up replica of the normal-size runestone on exhibit in the city museum.

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Replica Runestone.

Giant Replica Runestone

History's Skid Marks, August 12: This was the official dedication day in 1951 for the giant, replica Runestone in Alexandria, Minnesota. The 18-ton rock, chiseled with ancient Scandinavian symbols, commemorated the return to Alexandria of a real, and much smaller, Runestone, discovered nearby in 1898, and now enshrined in the town museum. By some accounts the real Runestone -- which might be a hoax instead of a future-divining slab left by 14th century Norsemen, was discovered in August. Others said that it was actually unearthed in November. But no one wants to unveil anything outdoors in Minnesota in November.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/12/2021]

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Big Wooden Hand, Glenwood, MN - 16 mi.

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