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Interesting History!

Some say it is a hoax, but this is worth your time to see for yourself. Some interesting Viking... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Tom P
via mobile
very informative

must see lots of things to see great for kids , old lof cabins and fort buildings . replica of... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
ironcowboy52
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Tombstone, Arizona
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Considered by some as evidence that the Vikings did discover America before Christopher Columbus.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Alexandria, MN
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Some say it is a hoax, but this is worth your time to see for yourself. Some interesting Viking history!

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 1 September 2016

must see lots of things to see great for kids , old lof cabins and fort buildings . replica of viking ship

Thank ironcowboy52
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I was lured to this roadside attraction by the other reviews on this site, but in retrospect it wasn't worth the stop. There is a short, interesting film about the stone and the stone itself. That's it. The rest of the museum featuring local history...More

1  Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It is a nice little museum and an interesting history to the stone. They have a video that explains the history of the runestone and the stone is front and center along with some more recent science research done on its origin. There is also...More

1  Thank KristinaJ1111
Reviewed 21 November 2015

It's hard to believe that there are some legendary items you can still see right in front of you. This is one of them. The stone is easy to see and I can't imagine how some farmer in the 1800s could have written on this...More

2  Thank wearmanyhats
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The real Kensington Runestone is located in the Runestone Museum. We've visited the roadside monument and the museum. Even tho' the monument says it is much bigger, you don't realize the difference in scale until you've seen the real Runestone. And it is worth the...More

2  Thank eas555
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I'm not a big museum fan but this is worth the stop. You need to see the Runestone. All ages will enjoy this interesting place. Nice gift shop. Good place to find out information of the area.

1  Thank traveldog2015
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Who would have thought that the fierce Norsemen traveled all the way to MN and left chiseled evidence of their adventure? It is a great tourist attraction, very informative, and puts critics to rest that still claim Columbus "discovered" America. It is time to re-name...More

1  Thank Susiesw
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This museum is located at the end of the main street in Alexandria, MN. We were really surprised that this stone that is supposed to be so important is right out in the open by the front door. I hope they have a better security...More

1  Thank minneapol
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We learned about the Kensington Runestone and toured their lovely museum. The kids even learned a couple new games (that are not electronic!) and we purchased one of them in the gift store. Well worth the entrance fee. A must see if you are in...More

2  Thank Holly S
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