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Runestone Museum, Alexandria

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  • I have studied the Kensingtone Runestone for many years; I possess and have read most books written about it, and having come to the firm conclusion the runestone us authentic, I just had to see the o...  more »
  • There is controversy over the discovery of North America by the Norse, but once you see the exhibits at this small museum, there will be no doubt in your mind. The place is well laid out, clean, and w...  more »
  • What a fun place to visit. The Runestone Museum is well thought out and planned with great exhibits showing how the Vikings were in the Americas long before other Nations.  more »
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  • Was really cool seeing some of the history showing just how far Vikings made it into America. I would love to visit this place again. It even has things for kids to do, including a scavenger hunt, rune carving, and coloring pages.
  • Small, but good. Good activities for kids to keep them interested and involved. A combination of Viking, Native American, and WW2 artifacts. Expect to spend 15-45 minutes here, depending on how intently you read each display.
  • No doubt about it, They Were Here, before Columbus, Believe it or not. Very enjoyable museum, much to see and take in.
  • Great place for history...so much to see. Check out the Viking long boat...
  • There is a lot of information packed into this great little place! We were pleasantly surprised by the hands on kids area near the back - my 9-year-olds had a blast with that and the scavenger hunt. I liked the ability to self-pace and selectively learn more info on different displays by using my smart phone. The outside area looks really fun - we will definitely come back in warmer months when that section is open.

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