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Kensington Runestone, Alexandria

Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
This is a Kensington Ruin Stone Facebook sight to discuss everything/anything about the stone. If you have old photos, old letters or just old stories that your parents/grandparents have passed down to you, please post them ! Let's get the discussion going, and bring some new light on a very important and very overlooked national treasure!
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  • I love this piece of history. One must do a lot of reading and study before making a decision on whether it's real or not. Being a Viking myself I believe in it. On display at the great museum in...  more »
  • Be sure to ask questions as the staff are happy to give you the "inside scoop" on the rune stone. Tons of history to appreciate!!  more »
  • The Runestone is prominently displayed in the museum and there is a nice video to watch about its discovery so the Kensington Runestone and the Runestone Museum are one in the same. Check out the...  more »
  • Nice little spot just off the highway. Large replica of the rune. The actual one if you want to see it is at the rune museum.
  • Great park & sledding hill. New visitors center good for family get togethers. Fun sledding hill.
  • This is a little museum in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. The runestone was dug up by a farmer in the 1800s and is quite controversial. Is it a forgery or really proof that Norsemen visited the center of North America over a century before Columbus sailed? The runestone is the central attraction, but the museum also has other interesting artifacts that might be from 14th century explorations, and artifacts of Native American tribes and European-American pioneers. I had a good time. And yes, I think it's authentic! Of course, I'm part Norwegian...
  • Was hard to find
  • It is a Nice place

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