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Alexandria, Minnesota: Big Ole: America's Biggest Viking Team Field Report

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Broadway St., Alexandria, MN
North end of Broadway St., next to the lake.
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Ole the Viking.

Big Ole: America's Biggest Viking

A 28-foot-tall Viking warrior towers over this town of proud Nordic transplants. Report... [10/28/2008]

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Big Ole.

Big Ole: America's Biggest Viking

Parked right next to Big Ole. Big Ole is huge. Great for pictures. Nice little park. Lovely, clean bathrooms for a break.

[Jen, 10/09/2019]

Big Ole, Viking.

Big Ole, America's Biggest Viking

This is Alexandria's alternative to all the huge Paul Bunyans you will see throughout the state. There is a controversy over whether or not ancient Vikings actually visited Minnesota by way of the Hudson Bay and left a carved Runestone in this area. Nevertheless, it's big fun to take your photo with Big Ole (pronounced Oh-Lee). You really have not completed your visit to Alexandria if you don't visit him.

[Deb Miller Marschke, 08/20/2017]

Ole the Viking.

Old Ole the Viking

Very tall statue of Viking explorer. A runestone was found in the 1800s outside of town, and the nearby Kensington Runestone Museum does a nice job a educating visitors about the stone and Viking history in Minnesota.

[Julie, 09/10/2010]

Big Ole the Viking.

Ole the Viking

Large statue of Ole the Viking stands at the north end of downtown.

[Jack Steck, 02/27/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Spotty the Stuffed DogSpotty the Stuffed Dog, Alexandria, MN - < 1 mi.
Runestone MuseumRunestone Museum, Alexandria, MN - < 1 mi.
Big Fish Atop a SignBig Fish Atop a Sign, Alexandria, MN - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Large Playground Turtle, Town Turtle Races, Perham, MN - 50 mi.

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