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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Very Impressive Stately Home

This "institute" has at least four different distinct areas of type of attraction for visitors. (1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fullerton, Ca, USA
Great short outing

We had never heard of this place, but saw an advertisement for the Syrian refugee photo exhibit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This "institute" has at least four different distinct areas of type of attraction for visitors. (1) It is an art gallery with some very interesting presentations. (2) There is a restaurant of some note on site. (3) The Mansion and grounds are used for many...More

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never heard of this place, but saw an advertisement for the Syrian refugee photo exhibit. We were pleasantly surprised! We had a great time touring the mansion/museum and listening to the chamber concert--too bad we had already eaten breakfast when we arrived, because...More

Thank NancyVeverka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home is interesting, and it was fun to see the architecture. The back story of a family who barely lived there and didn't tend to entertain was sad. We enjoyed the Fika Restaurant and the gift shop too.

Thank marcia s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The physical location is amazing - even if the back story is a bit odd. However, we were there to visit an art exhibit. The combination of the facility with the art installation was IDEAL. We will be back

Thank JeffS1961
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Interesting, clean museum environment. Now showing four exhibits about interesting facets of Swedish life and culture.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I first visited the American Swedish Institute over 30 years ago. While it was an interesting experience in the 1980s, since then it has become much more lively, and a venue for all sorts of cultural events. Four different organizations were holding events there when...More

Thank Prestinna
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The house defies superlatives- it is that giant and full of woodwork and overall overwhelming in scope. The cafe is beautifully cozy-sized yet open and conducive to quiet conversation or people-watching. Enjoy both- they are unique.

Thank WalkingLadyJ
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Institute hosts unique and interesting exhibits related to Sweden and the Nordic countries. Housed in a historic mansion, which was tastefully expanded a few years ago, the building also includes a wonderful cafe with real Scandinavian food.

Thank Babsan2012
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Extravagant mansion, full of surprises. They have three or four main shows a year, all different and related to Scandinavia. The building has numerous alcoves and quirky rooms.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A friend was visiting from our of state and we took her to the American Swedish Institute. In addition to their regular exhibits, they had a wonder display for the northern European celebrations of the holidays. The docents were all very helpful and informative. We...More

1  Thank Dianna R
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Kate G
Is the Christmas display stil there?
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.
I would like to know if the Swedish Institute will be open the day and be decorated the day AFTER Christmas December 26th....any events that day?
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.
What are the Princess Family Club Deluxe Junior Suite Swim Out suites like? Is the room like a regular Deluxe Junior Suite? What is the difference with a regular Deluxe Junior Suite swim-out?
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