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Runestone Museum, Alexandria

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • I liked the museum. I found it educational. I just wish there was more. Nice little gem is out back there are old buildings with antique items in them. This was a small educational museum that could h...  read more »
  • I had heard about the Rhinestone for years reading accounts both pro and con. There is a short film about the discovery and subsequent controversy. The stone itself is prominently displayed. There are...  read more »
  • This nice museums offered pros and cons about the Runestone found nearby over 100 years ago. The displays were informative and well done. But there's more--plenty of info about nearby tribes, about wh...  read more »
  • What a lovely surprise in my hometown! The Runestone has been an enigma to all of us locals but after reading everything and looking at the map of the Vikings travels and that fabulous model ship, I am a believer!! It was fun seeing the History Channel special about the Kensington Runestone too! Then, there's the bonus of seeing a real pioneer house, church and two room school 83 year old father went to a school just like that!!
  • I could not believe how much my wife and seven year old son loved this place. They have much more than just the runestone. Several buildings and an old school house that you can walk through. My son keeps asking when we will go back.
  • Great local museum with an authentic Runestone taken to this area by Viking explorers in the 1300s. They came by way of Iceland, Greenland, Hudsons Bay, and then rivers. Plus this place has many other exhibits.
  • This was a great family place to visit. There is a lot more than the Runestone. There is a pioneer village, American Indian artifacts, local artifacts, a replica viking ship, and more Nordic artifacts. There is activities for kids to do and some games to play. The Runestone is controversial piece of history and was very cool to see in person. Check out the History channel special on it as well as the museum. Don't rely on Wikipedia when finding out information, come and see it in person. Was worth the price of admission.
  • 4 stars for creativity, branding, business sense, and friendly staff. 2 stars for historical accuracy (see Wikipedia) and value for money.
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