Alexandria Minnesota Vacations

Beautiful Family Vacation Resorts
& The Kensington Runestone Museum

Search the Minnesota Visitor Website


Alexandria Minnesota Resort

Alexandria Minnesota vacations put you right where some of our best recreational opportunities can be enjoyed.

"Alex," as most Minnesotans call it, is located in central Minnesota's Douglas County and surrounded by 247 lakes...locations for some of the states' most beautiful family vacation resorts.

Where to Stay in Alexandria

Alexandria Minnesota Hotel Deals- Reviews of hotel deals and bed & breakfast reservations for your Alexandria Minnesota vacations. 

Alexandria Vacation Rentals - Get the whole house.

Andes Tower Hills Ski Area is located about 130 miles northwest of the Twin Cities and just outside of Alexandria.

Alexandria also offers an opportunity to see the famous Runestone in the town that calls itself "the birthplace of America." This slogan is displayed by "Big Ole," the 28 foot tall Viking who "greets" visitors to Alexandria. 

Alexandria Minnesota Vacations

The most well known of Alexandria's family vacation resorts is Arrowwood Resort.

This beautiful year-round resort is on the shore of Lake Darling.

The Big Splash Tropical indoor Water Park, onsite spa and indoor and outdoor pools are just a few of the amenities at Arrowwood.

This large resort also includes a golf course, stable, marina, a day spa and, for the kids, Camp Arrowwood.

Alexandria Bed & Breakfast Inns:

The most highly rated bed & breakfast inn in the Alexandria area is the Cedar Rose Bed & Breakfast.

The Pillars B & B, a "turn of the century" home, is also a good choice. Choose from all Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inns below:

More than 50 family vacation resorts and many hotels and bed & breakfast inns are ready to welcome visitors to the Alexandria area.

Hiking and biking trails will get you out into the country-side; seasonal festivals celebrate the town's history and culture, and great shopping can be found in Alexandria and the surrounding area.

Read reviews of the best things to see and do on your Alexandria Minnesota Vacation.

Don't miss the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum.

If you prefer a camping vacation you can camp at nearby Lake Carlos State Park.


Is Alexandria Minnesota the Birthplace of America?

Alexandria Minnesota Vacations
"If it was a practical joke it backfired and caused more trouble than humor, but if it was a hoax it was a darn good one; and if it's the real thing like the supporters say it is, well then it should be in the history books." ~ Russ Ringsak with Denise Remick, Minnesota Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Big Ole, Alexandria's mascot, symbolizes much of the history of this area of Minnesota.

The Runestone Museum displays the famous rock that many believe proves a Viking discovery of America that pre-dates the history most of us have learned. You can decide for yourself if you believe the story.

Things to do in Alexandria Minnesota: include visiting the Runestone Museum and the Knute Nelson House. Be sure to have your picture taken by the statue of Big Ole!

Scandinavian themed Alexandria Minnesota vacations: Shop at the Vikingland Book Trader and the Scandinavian Gift Shop, take in a race at the Viking Speedway or a game at the Knute Nelson Memorial Stadium. Visit in June for the Vikingland Band Festival.

Visit the Carlos Creek Winery just two miles north of Alexandria. Tours are offered on the hour. If you are in town in mid September you can join in the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival at the winery.

Alexandria Minnesota Winery

Fifty-five miles of paved trail, the Central Lakes Trail, runs through the area. Bikes can be rented at The Bike and Fitness Company at 805 1st. Ave. E.

Ride go-carts, play mini golf and find other fun at Casey's Amusement Park. Play golf at Aitikwa Golf Course (a public course at Arrowwood Resort), at Geneva Golf Club or at the Alexandria Golf Club. (a private club that is sometime's open to the public).

Fun Rentals rents watercraft like boats, pontoons and canoes. Take scuba lessons and go on dives with the Diver's Clubhouse. Come for winter skiing at Andes Tower Hills.

The Brainerd Lakes area offers more to explore in this popular Central Lakes area of Minnesota.

Alexandria Minnesota Restaurants that we like include Doolittles Woodfire Grill, Fat Daddy's for casual dining and Alexandria's oldest restaurant, Traveler's Inn.

Alexandria Minnesota Vacations State Parks

Lake Carlos State ParkHow to Get to Lake Carlos State ParkDrive 10 miles north of Alexandria on State Highway 29, then 2 miles west on Highway 38 to the park entrance.  

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Glacial Lakes State Park > Glendalough State Park > Maplewood State Park  

Souvenirs of Minnesota

Read reviews of Minnesota Hotel Deals and Vacation Packages in every region of the state.

Family Vacation Resorts in other areas of Minnesota

10 Best Vacation Spots

Cities in Minnesota

Minnesota Vacation Spots

Vacation Spots

Back to Minnesota Vacations


Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.

Find cheap country music tickets






Find the best hotel deal at HotelsCombined.com - Click here


Minnesota Vacation Rentals by VRBO - Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.

Lodging in Minnesota - Hotels - Resorts - Bed & Breakfast Inns - Vacation Rentals


Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.


Minnesota Entertainment: Discount tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. Save up to 50%.

Top Things to Do in Minnesota Every area of Minnesota has unique attractions and activities. This is the best interactive list of the fun to be found everywhere in the state.


Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay


Made in Minnesota

Minnesota Gifts & Souvenirs

Minnesota Visitor Site Map

About Me


Contact Us

Minnesota Visitor Home Page

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2016
All Rights Reserved


Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - Judith Ramsey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Thank you for supporting this site so I can continue to bring you Visit Minnesota.


Advertise On Visit Minnesota



Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Minnesota Explorer.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals by VRBO - Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.

Recent Articles

  1. Entertainment Minnesota - Discounted Tickets

    Jul 24, 17 11:06 AM

    Entertainment Minnesota ideas range from high energy Twin Cities entertainment that includes the music scene to Minnesota sports teams and even free summer activities for kids.

    Read More

  2. Minnesota Visitor

    Jul 23, 17 11:16 AM

    Minnesota visitor is an insider's vacation travel guide to the top Minnesota tourism spots and top attractions all across the state.

    Read More

  3. 10 Best Vacation Spots in Minnesota - Vacation Travel Guides

    Jul 16, 17 08:48 PM

    Visit the 10 best vacation spots in Minnesota. These vacation travel guides showcase the top ten Minnesota tourist attractions across every region of the state.

    Read More




Minnesota State Parks E-book for Kindle:
Minnesota Events Ticket Sales

TicketLiquidator Logo


Minnesota Vacation Rentals

VRBO