Runestone Museum

206 Broadway Street
320-763-3160

For awhile you will live in the past, so walk a little slower, talk a little slower, and enjoy the exhibition on Norse history, the Native American exhibit, the Minnesota wildlife display, the display of early pioneer life, and the hands-on children's area.
      
Enter Fort Alexandria and visit several authentic log buildings, an 1880 country school house, and view the forty-foot viking ship, the Snorri. Experience the changing of the seasons in the display of tools and farm equipment used by an earlier generation.

The Runestone Gift Shop features Minnesota and Alexandria souvenirs, viking and runestone information, books, t-shirts, viking helmets and swords, and unique gifts, which many of them are by local artists, authors, and craftsmen.


Reviews

Ryan Barnes

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Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

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.

David Bergstrom

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Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

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.

Intimadator Kulik

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Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

No doubt about it, They Were Here, before Columbus, Believe it or not. Very enjoyable museum, much to see and take in.

Mike Velotta

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Great place for history...so much to see. Check out the Viking long boat...

Lisa Lambert

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.