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Swedish American Museum

5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2101
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Nice museum

Very nice museum related to the history and culture of the area/region. Well laid out, plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mbv9415
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Omaha, Nebraska
Very Special Little Museum in a neat neighborhood

This museum tells the story of Swedish immigrants to the Chicagoland area. It has something for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ex3
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Cicero, Indiana
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The Swedish American Museum Association (SAMAC) is committed to being a unifying force in the promotion of Swedish-American heritage and ethnic pride. SAMAC's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a permanent museum center that houses, collects, preserves and interprets its Swedish American collection and culture via exhibits and programs. The Museum Center provides for cultural and educational activities for its publics, including Scandinavian organizations and businesses, museum members, the Andersonville community and individuals young and old.
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5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum related to the history and culture of the area/region. Well laid out, plenty of room for the displays and dioramas. The staff was friendly. Didn't seem to know much about the other Swedish enclaves in the Midwest, though. Parking is a nightmare,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells the story of Swedish immigrants to the Chicagoland area. It has something for people of all ages. The top floor is a children’s area on the immigrant experience with lots to of interactive opportunities. Beautiful gift Shop Too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family visit and I cannot recommend this museum highly enough. Regardless of your ethnic background, this place is a valuable experience for anyone.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I was advised to visit by my Swedish colleagues, and did enjoy the museum. I didn't go to the kid's floor, but the ground floor had a good exhibition about comic strips and how they've changed, and the other main floor had a permanent exhibit...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

$6 to visit a tiny museum. One floor is fir kids. The ground floor for exhibits, currently one on comic strips. The second floor has an exhibit about immigration to the US. With Chicago having been the second city after Stockholm with the most Swedes...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing interactive museum for kids. Def check out the top floor (it’s the only floor we’ve ever been to). My 3 year loves it. Appreciate for a 2 year old all the way up to probably 11 or 12.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Given the number of Swedes living in Chicago, the museum is surprisingly contentless. It has a permanent exhibit showing the journey that Swedes took to America during the largest periods of migration.Whether you are Swedish or not this is a OK way to spend $6.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I was surprised to learn about this museum in Andersonville, the “Little Sweden” of Chicago. Visited to learn about the immigration history.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Want to know about your Northern European ancestors' journey to America, and their opportunities and challenges? View Chicago's rich Swedish history, with a fun children's section and unique contemporary photographic and architectural exhibits.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The admission is $6.00 but I was apart of a group so I paid $3.00. There were different sections of the museum that detailed the immigrants' journey to the US. The tour guide talked more ahout him and his family than about the artifacts. The...More

2  Thank 231Liz
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