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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Snapshot of Swedish History in Minnesota

The mansion is all decorated for Christmas (Jul) with rooms designated by country - Sweden... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albany, New York
Way cooler than you'd think

A renovated mansion that houses a nice collection of swedish art and artifacts. Nice adjoining... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The mansion is all decorated for Christmas (Jul) with rooms designated by country - Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc. The house itself is a work of art, and makes you wonder what life was like years ago. Wonderful gift shop with holiday specialities. There's a small...More

Thank yogajudi
Reviewed 3 days ago

A renovated mansion that houses a nice collection of swedish art and artifacts. Nice adjoining gallery and conference space. Totally worth it to get a tour of the house and learn its history.

Thank jscopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cultural experience and epicurean food. The Gift Shop is a feast by itself. Staff is very knowledgeable and warm. It has events facilities. The new Pavilion is a cultural experience between old and new! Occasional exhibits are very interesting. In summer, there are few...More

Thank ManiH5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends and family around Christmas 2016. It had been awhile since I was here and they've really done a lot of improvements. The cafe was a great place to relax and chat. I discovered a photographs and a display of the Swedish Hospital...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American Swedish Institute has broaden its scope from a focus on Scandinavian culture to a very inclusive approach of sharing learning experiences among all people. there is a great gift shop, art on display, a wonderful place to enjoy Scandinavian food. But the best...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Turnblad mansion was a highlight of our time as tourists in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Every room has intricately carved wood and beautiful Swedish tile stoves or fireplaces. The shear scale of the place is impressive. There are docents there to answer any questions and they...More

Thank Don. T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

You get the old and the new and a contemporary twist on traditional Swedish fare all in one visit. Don't miss their special "Castle" events, workshops, and their xmas market!

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We scoped out a bunch of different venues to get married at, and this place really was top notch. They didn't have a ridiculous price for every little thing and they all were nice. When we stated we would like to bring our kids back...More

Thank Cami B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We toured the American Swedish Institute and enjoyed our visit. The amazing woodwork throughout the mansion is very impressive. Having just returned from Norway it was fun to tour the kitchen and see all the things that are still in use in Norwegian homes today....More

Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had a wonderful visit to the American Swedish Institute. I was in town on business and had only a few hours before I had to get to the airport and I am so glad that I was able to fit this stop in! When...More

Thank Karen L
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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.
16 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