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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Going to Sweden and wanted to learn about country

This is a great Minneapolis landmark museum to learn about Sweden and its people. It was fun to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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If you love historical homes you will love this !

Wonderful architecture and so beautiful. Knowledable expertise from guides. Very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, 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.
  • 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 via mobile

This is a great Minneapolis landmark museum to learn about Sweden and its people. It was fun to leisurely see this small museum in a historic mansion in an afternoon

Thank DanielDurant73144
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful architecture and so beautiful. Knowledable expertise from guides. Very friendly and willing to answer questions and offer historical information. Reasonable admission fee and the restaurant was out of this world. Free surface parking. It is a great place to visit.

Thank benniejh
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't have to be Swedish to enjoy visiting the American Swedish Institute. All are welcome here! The mansion is absolutely spectacular and will astonish you at its grandeur. There is a big parking lot attached to the Institute and there is usually room unless...More

Thank momof4boys2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum had beautiful art and the mansion was gorgeous. The different painted stoves were amazing. We ate lunch at the Fika café and it was outstanding food. I had never been to a Swedish museum so this was a real treat.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely institute, celebrating Minnesota's Swedish heritage. The old portion of the institute is a mansion with incredible fireplaces/stoves. The new portion is spare and ecologically appealing -- grass roofs, energy efficient design.

Thank Snowflake1307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the totally modern to the well preserved mansion of the owner of the largest Swedish newspaper, there's something for everyone. A glimpse into the ultra wealthy of the 1910's with some mystery as to why they even built such a place when they hardly...More

Thank skiNebraska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time to the American Swedish Institute. What a beautiful museum, the old mansion has been very well taken care of and is beautiful. I loved all the Swedish tile stoves that are still in their original state. The large fireplace in...More

Thank izabo642
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just took an 8 year old grand-daughter who loves to visit - for perhaps the 3rd or 4th time, though it's been a year since we were there. She loves playing in the childrens area on the top floor. She also loves seeing the beautiful...More

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 18 August 2017

First and most important - plan your visit to coincide with the hours the on-site restaurant is open because that is one of the best, most innovative meals you are going to have in the city! Next - read about the Turnblad family before you...More

Thank Bis54
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A delightful tour of an amazing residence- which is so well maintained. Fortunate to have had a very helpful tour guide. Don't miss lunch at the Institute restaurant-be sure to try the open face sandwiches! Not a bad gift shop either!

Thank Michael B
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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