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their ship , fourteen days from the stone ’ s discovery site .”
The Runestone has led researchers from all over the world on many investigations into the authenticity of the artifact . “ The Kensington Rune is a relic discovered in our area . Some believe it is authentic and some believe it ’ s a hoax ,” said James Feist , Executive Director of Explore Alexandria Tourism ( explorealex . com ).
Seim agrees . She said , “ I can show you someone who thinks it ’ s real and someone who thinks it ’ s fake . I ’ m not sure . I think there is credibility on both sides .”
The fame and impact of the Kensington Runestone was widespread , including influences on Scandinavian culture and inspiration for the name of the state ’ s professional football team , the Minnesota Vikings .
You can visit the actual Kensington Runestone by visiting the Runestone Museum . You can also see the site where the artifact was discovered at Kensington Runestone Park .
The museum houses many other unique historical artifacts . The outside campus features a pioneer town life display with nine historic buildings and there is a 40-foot replica of a Viking merchant ship from the Smithsonian .
For more information , visit runestonemuseum . org .
Legacy of The Lakes Museum
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Next door to the Runestone Museum is the Legacy of the Lakes Museum , which opened in 2006 . The founders loved wooden boats and wanted to share their love of boats and celebrate lake culture with the public . The musem features canoes and rowboats . inboard motorboats and everything in between , all beautifully restored .
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Welcome to Cuyuna Lakes

Welcome to Cuyuna Lakes

Home of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

Home of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Maximize your vacation by viewing our visitor guide at cuyunalakes . com . In addition to area maps and outdoor recreation tips , you ’ ll learn about local events , restaurants , lodging and retail shops .
“ Minnesota ’ s earliest roads were waterways . Before highways , travelers used to measure their trip by portages - where they had to carry their canoes and packs over land to the next river or lake ,” said Seim . “ At the Legacy of the Lakes Museum , you will see very unique and rare wooden boats . There is something truly artistic and beautiful about the craftsmanship that goes into those classic boats .”
Minnesota had been home to skilled watercraft builders since Native Americans first built birch bark canoes hundreds of years ago . The museum features the most complete collection of Minnesota-made boats , such as Alexandria Boat Works and Larson . Paul Larson designed a sleek boat called Falls Flyer as a tribute to his friend and Little Falls , Minnesora native , Charles Lindbergh . “ The Spirit of St . Louis ”, the famous aviator ’ s aircraft , inspired the sleek lines of the Falls Flyer .
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