Grape Stomp

Grape Stomp Festival

By Explore Alexandria / September 4, 2019

Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 13-15, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring 22 Northmen Brewing Co. beer, wine & beer tasting, and of course Grape […]


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 […]


Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!

By Explore Alexandria / February 23, 2018

The Alexandria Lakes Area received numerous inches of snow that got many miles of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association groomed the Central Lakes Trail and is readying other stretches of the over 360-mile trail system. For the most up-to-date trail conditions and openings, […]


Take a 360 Virtual Tour of the Alexandria Lakes Area!

By James Feist / July 13, 2017

The Alexandria Lakes Area possesses hundreds and hundreds of fantastic Things to Do among all the natural beauty…whether it’s a fun family outing, romantic getaway or outdoor adventure. Enjoy the following 360-degree perspectives from adventures and attractions around the lakes area, but you really have to visit it person to give it justice! For the […]


Share Your Pics and WIN on Little Ole’s BIG summer tour!

By Explore Alexandria / May 25, 2017

Legacy of the Lakes Museum :: New Season, New Exhibits

By Explore Alexandria / May 23, 2017

20 Must-Do Summer Activities in the Alexandria Lakes Area

By James Feist / April 6, 2017

Without a doubt, summers in the Alexandria Lakes Area are absolutely fantastic! Having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities makes the area a prime destination for summer vacations. There are so many experiences and activities you simply can’t miss while you explore Alexandria in the summer, so we put together this list […]


Catch Cupid’s Arrow in Alexandria for Valentine’s Weekend

By Explore Alexandria / February 8, 2017

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. For Valentine’s Day we shower our loved ones with flowers, chocolates and surprises. While the flowers and candy are safe bets, many of us may struggle with the surprise part. Luckily Cupid’s […]


Big Ole through the Years

By Explore Alexandria / August 5, 2016

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 […]


The Adventures of Lil’ Ole

By Brad Chancellor / September 2, 2015

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 […]