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In the center of town

There are 3 areas consisting of public art sculptures. The most famous is the Oskar & Kristina... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Allison K
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Long Island, New York
Historical

Admittedly I do not have a good grasp of the history surrounding the monument. Those well versed... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
ethanabby1
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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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4 Feb 2018
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16 Oct 2017
“In the center of town”
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Admittedly I do not have a good grasp of the history surrounding the monument. Those well versed probably would enjoy the experience much more than a casual observer. It's a centerpiece of the town and an easy stop for a few minutes.

Thank ethanabby1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There are 3 areas consisting of public art sculptures. The most famous is the Oskar & Kristina monument which is worth seeing.

Thank Allison K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are a fan of the books by Wilhelm Moberg, you must see this statue which represents beautifully the conflict of leaving home vs. immigrating for a better life.

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Lindstrom, Chisago City and Center City are all small towns surrounded by beautiful lakes where our Swedish Immigrants settled, lots of history in Center City Lutheran Church and surrounding areas, great short travel from twin cities with great dining and plenty of antique stores to...More

Thank Sackontherun
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Part of Lindstrom and Swedish history in the Lindstrom area. Very fun to go to. Beautiful and very well kept up

Thank Jody L
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Fictional Swedish characters are immortalized in this monument stemming from author Moberg's books on immigration to Minnesota. The sculptor shows Kristina looking back toward her homeland and Karl looking forward to their new life in Minnesota.

1  Thank MariaP1779DE
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a special place for all who got relatives who moved to the United States in the eighteen hundreds or in the early nineteen hundreds (or if you are living in the US but has a Swedish ancestry). The monument itself is not special...More

1  Thank Jazzteffe
Reviewed 15 June 2015

If visitors have not read the Moberg books about Swedish immigrants to America then this monument will lack the deep meaning. There is a so much in this simple yet profound monument to the early settlers depicted on Moberg's books -- Swedes desperate to find...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We live in a town built by Danish immigrants and I would love to have a monument for those immigrants similar to this one. I'm no critic of artistic works, but it is something I find enjoyable whenever I drive by - which I do...More

Thank OutofLuck
Reviewed 1 June 2014

It's a metal statue in a very small area outside the local paper. It's interesting if you are interested in the fictional story of Karl Oskar. It is usually something the kids point out every time we drive by it. So go see it if...More

Thank TheBarnGoddess
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