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Big Ole has been around forever. He recently got a new paint job - still impressive to visit and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
outbound1
For those who love roadside attractions.

Although no longer located on the main drag, if you drive through town, you can see his helmet and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TryppAdams
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Big Ole Park, Alexandria, MN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Ole has been around forever. He recently got a new paint job - still impressive to visit and take photos of - and he is big.

Thank outbound1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although no longer located on the main drag, if you drive through town, you can see his helmet and spear poking above a few business at the end of the street. If you go a few extra blocks, you'll find yourself in front of the...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Neat statue in downtown alexandria plenty of paking for those who want a photo by his feet. Nice place to walk around with lake agnes in the background. There are kinds of waterfowl birds just roaming around. This is a very nice town.

Thank Quilabichon
Reviewed 8 August 2017

the statue is is fun to stop and take pictures by. Nothing else to do there unless you plan to go walking. most of the trails start there.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

One of the must-sees for a MN roadtrip. The history of the area is really interesting and Big Ole makes a great addition to the rune stone. My one complaint is that this attraction gets pretty crowded, as lots of passerby stop for a photo...More

Thank Caitlin K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had fun taking a photo of my husband in front of Ole and sending it via texts to friends with no attached explanation. It elicited interesting banter.

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nice park and picture area, give you a bit of the favor of the area. Beginning of trails for hiking.

Thank northstar83
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Goofy oversized statues are always interesting and fun for visitors to the area. It has a cool history and is a common place for photo ops. I really wish they would have left Big Ole in the middle of the street overlooking Broadway St. where...More

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This Viking statue has been an iconic part of Alexandria my whole life since visiting for the past 58 years. Love the history surrounding as well as the whole town which is such a great place to visit.

Thank NANCY B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Fun to see Ole again, it's been awhile. Must have been freshly painted. Look great! Easy to find. Farmers market was going on as we were there.

Thank Curtis K
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