A city easy to get to, but hard to leave is Douglas County's seat, located in Minnesota - Alexandria. Alexandria-Minnesota was established in 1858 and received its name from Alexander Kinkead. The population of 11.000 people lives in an area of 15 squared kilometers. The economy of Alexandria is based on schooling, health and tourism. Important residents of Alexandria-Minnesota include Duane Hanson - a famous sculptor, actors John Hawkes and Peter Krause, golfer Tom Lehman, cartoonist Cliff Sterrett, pilot Kreg Anderson and model Rena Mero. If you travel close to Alexandria or you have to make a business trip exactly in Alexandria, there are a few attractions you should not miss.
Top attractions within Alexandria
Fort Alexandria, also called Runestone Museum is the replica of a fort from 1862 which offered locals of Alexandria-Minnesota protection against Sioux Indians. The building is actually the home of the Runestone Museum which depicts the history of Alexandria since its beginnings. Next to Fort Alexandria you can see several buildings still standing from the establishment of the town - a general store, a church, a log cabin, a school and an agricultural building which is itself the host of a permanent exhibition.
Casey's Amusement Park is a family amusement park, the greatest in Alexandria. You can enjoy unlimited go-karts, bumper boats and also mini golf and tons of other attractions, perfect for families with kids. The park also has a pizza parlor and a picnic area for those who prefer to eat outdoor.
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum is a museum located in Alexandria, but dedicated to the study of all Minnesota lakes. You can find out interesting stuff about the flora and fauna near the lake and see pictures of every lake in the state in every season. If you like geography, this is a great place for you to visit.