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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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A Must See Venue

When in the Cities, make some time for visiting the ASI and associated restaurant. Both are worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
American Swedish Institute

I loved visiting here - I am Swedish, almost 100%, so it was so fun to see it. It was also... read more

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

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tripadvisot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on a Sunday...attentive, charming and knowledgeable service and very carefully prepared food...Open face sandwich, so delicious. Meatballs are perfect and a sublime Hare with homemade gnocchi...top notch and fun to hit before a tour of the mansion and shopping at the amazing gift shop..

Thank katy600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved touring this home----the wealth must have been unbelievable. So well preserved. I would not take children.

Thank Janelle503
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

kinda scary but that's what makes it so cool. Lots to do here. Passing by while on our way to Vegas. I would recommend this museum as my husband and I like to museum hop all around the country!

Thank veggienationeast
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Have visited the ASI a couple different years during the holidays with my daughter and we really enjoy it! The holiday displays for each country are so interesting and informative! the mansion is beautiful and FIKA is a great place for a bite to eat.

Thank travelnow721
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We just visited and the "Castle" is beautifully decorated for Christmas. They have rooms representing many different Scandinavian cultures. They have activities for kids and adults. We searched for the hidden Tomtes and the kids got a prize.

Thank PatVasatka
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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.
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.
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