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7 Wonders of Alexandria, Minnesota

By James Feist / March 12, 2015

We’ve all heard the 7 Wonders of the World, the 7 Wonders of the United States and even 7 Wonders of the Solar System. So how about the 7 Wonders of Alexandria!? That’s right, we have a list of 7 things that make Alexandria MN unique, interesting and leaving you with a sense of wonder! […]

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Celebrating Big Ole through the Years

By Explore Alexandria / March 15, 2017

Alexandria’s famed and beloved Viking statue Big Ole will turn 52 years old this April! He has had a long history over all those years in Alexandria, including slightly different looks and locations. During most of 2016 Big Ole underwent structural repairs and got a new paint coat, adding yet another chapter to his long […]

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Goin’ to the Lake : Alexandria!

By Explore Alexandria / August 1, 2018

WCCO’s Pat Kessler & Esme Murphy visited Alexandria for their Goin’ to the Lake segments! Lots of unique Alexandria attractions were visited, and they also tried a few things for the first time including stand up paddleboarding and being in a radio theatre play. See the segments below as they visited Spirit Cove Lodge Bed […]

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Grape Stomp Festival

By Explore Alexandria / August 17, 2018

Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 14-16, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring craft beer, wine tasting, and of course Grape Stomping!! Each day has a […]

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Late Summer Update and Finding the Fish

By Joe Scegura / August 7, 2018

We are still catching walleye along with a good number of crappie, sunfish and bass.  The walleye bite has best in the evenings, but the day bite has been very good at times too.  The rest of the species are usually willing to bite all day long. Finding the fish is always the key to […]

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Must-Do Summer Activities in the Lakes Area

By James Feist / April 5, 2018

The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The […]

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