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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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AKA the Turnblad Mansion

I have been here multiple times and it always impresses me. A beautifully restored mansion of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
joel672018
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The best Swedish meatballs in town!

Unbelievable Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy & ligonberry mustard sauce. I still dream about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rose O
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, this castle serves as a combination historic house/museum that features exhibits and programs of the Swedish culture.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
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"turnblad mansion"
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"old mansion"
in 22 reviews
"scandinavian countries"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
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"decorated for christmas"
in 10 reviews
"meatballs"
in 8 reviews
"new addition"
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"wood carvings"
in 7 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"answer questions"
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"third floor"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"great restaurant"
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"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here multiple times and it always impresses me. A beautifully restored mansion of a Swedish immigrant, it functions as a museum, research library and an excellent cafe. I particularly loved the porcelain fireplaces and the woodwork.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy & ligonberry mustard sauce. I still dream about it! The kitchen actually ran out right after we got ours and I could see people in line drooling as they watched me eat. This was the best real Swedish cooking meal...More

Thank Rose O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At only $10 per adult ticket, this museum was well worth the cost. It is a beautiful mansion done inside and out in the French Chateau style. It can be easily compared to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, which costs $40-50 a ticket,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this through a Groupon special for a birthday celebration and it was so nice. We were celebrating a birthday so we enjoyed the self guided tour and spoke with the volunteers they have at various locations in the buildings. After the leisure tour...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I would put this near the top of attractions for Minneapolis. It gives a special feel to the city and an understanding of its past. This museum is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a must see in Minneapolis. What an amazing tribute to Minneapolis' Swedish history. Be sure to take the tour. Our guide Anne taught us thing about Minneapolis and the Swedish history we did no know. The effort given to preserve this beautiful building...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

My daughter and I enjoy visiting the different historical sites in the area. We enjoyed so much that visitors are given free reign to explore the mansion, unlike if you go to see the Alexander Ramsey house or James J Hill house for example. We...More

1  Thank EngelkingCGMN
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Have been there many times over the years. One of the best times is around Christmas when it is decorated. There are also other rooms with other Scandinavian countries. Also a good cafeteria.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was a fun and very educational place to visit. The castle / house was built around 1900 and took four years to build. The couple both came from Sweden as paupers and made their money in the newspaper industry. The museum is THREE floors...More

1  Thank Karl E
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This mansion is a truly spectacular representation of the opulence of the early wealthy of the area and breathtaking on its own. What is missing is more guidance on how to take in the experience. It's a self-guided tour, for sure, but it wasn't until...More

Thank DanB1960
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Kate G
12 January 2017|
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Response from DwightRaatz | Reviewed this property |
As you've seen, the Christmas display is no longer there. The current exhibit is "Where the Children Sleep - Photographs by Magnus Wennman" and it looks amazing.
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avamarie155
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that one. I'm sure their website could tell you, or just give them a call.
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
The ASI is a museum and gathering place for various Scandinavian organizations
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