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  1. Big Ole in Alexandria.

    Big Ole stands downtown near Fort Alexandria.

  2. Copy of the Alexandria runestone.

    A replica of the Kensington Runestone is in Runestone Park, east of Alexandria.

  3. Beach at Lake Carlos State Park.

    The beach at Lake Carlos State Park is a popular spot.

  4. Lucy contest at Carlos Creek.

    Carlos Creek Winery holds a popular Grape Stomp in September.

  5. Art in the Park in Alexandria.

    The Art in the Park festival is held in late July.

  6. Bicycling on the Central Lakes Trail.

    Cyclists pause on the bridge between lakes Cowdry and Darling, just west of Alexandria.

  7. The view from Inspiration Peak.

    Inspiration Peak is one of the highest points in Minnesota.

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