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For Valentine’s Day : Give the Gift of a Romantic Getaway!


Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. Flowers and candy are safe bets, but the gift of memories on a romantic getaway to Alexandria is always a winner! There are plenty of great lodging options from comfy hotels to unique resorts and bed & breakfasts to spice… Continue Reading

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Give the Gift of Memories this Holiday Season…and Let Us Help!


If you’re thinking about what to give your family or loved one this holiday season……consider a getaway to the Alexandria Lakes Area! The gift of fun experiences and memories with the ones you love is certain to be a winner! Imagine the fun on a family vacation or a romantic getaway with that special someone:… Continue Reading

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Holiday Season Celebrations and Events


It’s the time of year again to take in holiday season events from music and plays to the simply joys of beautiful seasonal decorations. On top of special events, there are also great ways to enjoy the season with fun outdoor Winter Activities in Alexandria! To help you make the most of the season we have a list of 17 holiday… Continue Reading

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Big Ole through the Years


Alexandria’s famed and beloved Viking statue Big Ole, now 51 years old, has a long history including different looks and locations. Over the past year Big Ole has undergone structural repairs and a new paint coat, adding yet another chapter to his long history. Let’s take a look back at some of the past photos… Continue Reading

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15 ways to Explore Alexandria MN in October


Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. Grab your favorite sweatshirt, a warm pumpkin latte and hit the road! There is plenty of fall fun in the Alexandria area from seeking fall colors to pumpkin patches and events. Here is a quick list of great things to do in October: 1. Foli-Ole Fall Festival… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Peak Fall Colors arriving soon in Alexandria Area


Catching fall colors at their peak can sometimes come with very short notice. As explained in my previous fall color blog, many different things contribute to the timing and intensity of autumn hues, with weather being on top of the list. Luckily for us we are at the beginning phases of color change with the… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

The Adventures of Lil’ Ole


It is safe to say there are people all over the country with family and roots in Alexandria, MN. That is especially the case for Laurel and Stewart Loew, who travelled across the country with a very special member of the Alexandria family…… Big Ole’s little brother, Lil’ Ole! We had some fun with the… Continue Reading

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