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Normandale Japanese Garden

9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
+1 952-487-8145
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I love this place. I usually go after church so it is pretty quiet and I can meditate. This is an... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
garyaverill1
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Come to relax, stay for the quietness!

This is such a fun outing for a family! The garden is so beautiful and really peaceful. LOVE... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Ed L
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
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+1 952-487-8145
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I love this place. I usually go after church so it is pretty quiet and I can meditate. This is an enclosed Japanese garden built in 1976 and follows the rules of a Japanese garden. It has always been open when I have gone and...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is such a fun outing for a family! The garden is so beautiful and really peaceful. LOVE sharing this culture with our kids!

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I come here for inspiration for my designs during the Spring and Summer and have had a lovely time. My not very hidden gem.

Thank lbhtd
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Parking can be a little difficult but it is free. The garden is small but very pleasant to stroll through.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We are always not allowed to eat inside Mall of America and there opearations are sometimes slow, and we just buy food from Beedubs and then sit in the Japanese gardens and eat.

Thank Fatherofteens171513
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Took my son's senior pictures here last weekend and I had forgotten how beautiful this place is. It is an authentic Japanese garden tucked away in a corner of Normandale CC. It is very tranquil and peaceful. If you have time, stroll the nice well...More

Thank aqwn2be
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We made this a destination for site seeing when in Bloomington. Totally love it. The area is really well kept, nice paths for walk and perfect for photo ops. The waterfall was really nice touch.

Thank Lue H
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an excellent FREE garden with FREE parking (parking is located at Normandale Community College). Park by the Kopp Student Center, as it by the Japanese Garden. It is an authentic Japanese Garden in Bloomington, Minnesota. There are tranquil water features, expertly groomed trees,...More

Thank amandalilgreen
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Yesterday evening, my Husband I went and visited this lovely Garden.Wow!. It is truly beautiful. The trees are very unique, lovely, bridges go over the water that you can walk on, lovely stone paths to walk on, there are benches to sit on. If you...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The garden is a peaceful and beautiful place in a compact space. Not far off the busy byways of the Twin Cities. It is not obvious to find your way there from the main parking lot. Go to the far end of the lot from...More

Thank Jim P
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