Take A Trip To Minnesota’s Runestone Museum, Dedicated To One Of The State’s Most Enduring Mysteries
Anyone who’s spent a good amount of time in Minnesota is likely familiar with the Kensington Runestone. This legendary stone – a 202-pound behemoth – was famously dug up in a Minnesota farm field in 1898. It’s inscribed with runes that, when it was first discovered, were said to be left by Viking explorers in the 1300s. Despite claims to the contrary, the stone’s authenticity has been dismissed by historians and linguists. Still, a museum dedicated to the runestone preserves its real and imagined history. Here’s what you’ll discover when you visit the quirky Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota:
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Have you ever been to the Runestone Museum? For more information, including seasonal hours, admission, and more, take a look at their website and Facebook page. And for more quirky museums in Minnesota, check out our article about what might just be Minnesota’s weirdest attraction, Ed’s Museum.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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