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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Christmas in Scandinavia

We visited in December to see various rooms decorated per each Scandinavian country. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debbie M
Maybe I missed something

After an excellent lunch at Fika (separate review), we self-toured the old mansion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in December to see various rooms decorated per each Scandinavian country. Very interesting and festive. Enjoyed the architecture of the home and the many ceramic fireplaces.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an excellent lunch at Fika (separate review), we self-toured the old mansion. Architecturally it was very impressive, especially the carved wood, stained glass, the carpeting, and the different feel of the different rooms (I especially liked the solarium). The themes or displays I recall...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$5 admission with student ID. Not much excitement going on in here though - but the fireplaces (art lovers, rejoice) in many rooms throughout were a wonder to look at, artistically-speaking. Your self-guided tour includes 4 levels. Take some time to appreciate the details: sculptures,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As if the Turnblad mansion isnt enough, especially around the holidays...Brunch at the amazing Fika inside the newest part is awesome.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Historic Turnblad Mansion has amazing architechtural details……lots of dark hardwood throughout the mansion along with various different floor to ceiling fireplaces.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

When in the Cities, make some time for visiting the ASI and associated restaurant. Both are worth it! The museum features an impeccable preservation of the Turnblad Mansion and Scandinavian culture and heritage. Around the holidays, the mansion's rooms are decorated with seasonal themes for...More

Thank CountandCountess
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I loved visiting here - I am Swedish, almost 100%, so it was so fun to see it. It was also beautiful and I heard that during Christmas time it's even better!

Thank linang943
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We have been going to the arts and crafts weekend for many years. We are always impressed with the artisans and often leave with unique gifts for others or ourselves. And, it is a special mansion that has been well-maintained and decorated for the holidays.

Thank Andy and Karen U
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

An impressive Mansion House turned Museum, worth a visit for the architecture alone, but with the bonus of Swedish and European exhibits. Although there are many steps to climb, there is a lift to allow open access to all and is wheel chair friendly. The...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Who would have known that nestled inside the Twin Cities is a flipping CASTLE! Who would have taken it further to see that they could actually rent it for a wedding day? Crazy! This is easily one of the most beautiful venues we've been lucky...More

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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
15 December 2015|
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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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SK&GP
24 December 2014|
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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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