Alexandria, MN Attractions


RunestoneFor those who are looking for something exciting to do with their children, head over to Casey’s Amusement Park. Children will have a great time riding on all of the different rides, eating some delicious food and partaking in a show throughout the park. This is one of the best places to go and spend the day having quality family time together.

If you are looking for something to do with your significant other, you can head over to the Carlos Creek Winery and taste some of the best wine in town. Regardless of whether it is during the summer or the dead of winter, you can come in and enjoy tasting the different wines they have made up. You will also get a free glass as part of the tasting. Take a tour of the facilities or head out on a dog sled and enjoy the ride. Either way, you are going to have a great time together at the winery.

Central Lakes Trail
The Central Lakes Trail, Minnesota's 23rd State Trail, is built on an abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad corridor. The Central Lakes Trail (CLT) runs 55 miles from Osakis west to Fergus.

Casey’s Amusement Park
Casey’s Amusement Park features go carts, a one-fourth-mile bridged track, bumper boats, miniature golf, water wars, batting cages, and picnic areas.

Go Fore Fun ‘n Golf
Go Fore Fun ‘n Golf offers fun for the whole family. There’s something for everyone to enjoy including miniature golf, go carts, kiddy carts, a driving range, and much more.

Knute Nelson House
The Knute Nelson House was built by ex-Minnesota governor and longtime United States Senator Knute Nelson. The Knute Nelson House itself is a beautiful home is filled with many artifacts and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover what awaits you by visiting the website.

Runestone Museum
Runestone Museum is home to the controversial Kensington Runestone, which is thought by some to indicate that Vikings had visited the area in the 14th century. Outside the museum stands Big Ole, a 25-foot-tall statue of a Viking originally built for the World's Fair in New York in 1964.

Carlos Creek Winery
The Carlos Creek Winery is located just north of Alexandria and offers a year round tasting room and live music on Saturdays. Wine sampling is available anytime they are open for $5, and this cost includes a souvenir Carlos Creek wine glass. No reservations are needed for our tours unless you are bringing a group of 20 or more. However, tours are limited to 35 people, so come early, especially on weekends.

Yesterday’s
Yesterday’s is an antique shop that features two floors of antiques, furniture, collectibles, and unique old vintage household items. Discover lost treasures and make new memories at Yesterday’s.

Annual Events


From the Awake the Lakes Ribfest to Patriotic Music at the Winery, you will be able to engage in a variety of different events all in one of the best towns around the region. Regardless of what it is that you want to do, you will have a great time here finding something that will keep you busy for hours.

Explore the vast array of Alexandria properties on the market to find the home of your dreams. Instead of having to do all of the legwork on your own, a local realtor will be able to step in and provide you with information on real estate in Alexandria. They will provide you with an array of information about the homes for sale in Alexandria. As an Alexandria home buyer, you will love being able to find the home of your dreams in a town that you are going to love calling home.

Annual Alexandria events include a Grape Stomp hosted by the Carlos Creek Winery every September, an Apple Fest in October, the Douglas County Fair every August, Art in the Park every July, as well as many others.

Douglas County Historical Society presents their Hanger Dance
The Douglas County Historical Society’s Hanger Dance is dedicated to raising funds to preserve local history. Big Ban entertainment by Doc’s All-Stars and Runestone Rockettes begins at 7 pm. Food and drink for this event is catered by Depot Express and featuring Carlos Creek Winery. There is a raffle with prize packages valued up to $500 and even a Grand March for those dressed in period costume. Come out and dance the night away for a good cause. Please visit the official event website for more details.


Annual 4th of July Boat Parade
Celebrate the 4th of July in style with the annual Boat Parade on Alexandrias' Chain of Lakes; Lake Carlos, Darling, LeHommeDieu, Geneva, Victoria, Jesse

Minnesota Food & Wine Festival featuring the “Grape Stomp”
Come be a part of the 10th Annual Grape Stomp. This is one of the largest winery events of any kind, offering arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, and wine. Please visit the official event website for more information.
Sheryl Bakewell
Sheryl Bakewell
Broker, CRS, ABR, and GRI