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Address: 9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone Number: 952-487-8145
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Beautiful Japanese Garden

Beautiful and serene Japanese gardens. The pond has many large Koi, there is a waterfall, numerous Japanese sculptures. The landscaping is very pretty. Felt like I was in Japan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful and serene Japanese gardens. The pond has many large Koi, there is a waterfall, numerous Japanese sculptures. The landscaping is very pretty. Felt like I was in Japan.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a hidden treasure that must be found. Located on several acres, it includes a walking path, pond, koi and several places to sit and contemplate life.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of the nicest Japanese Gardens in the area. Hidden away behind the college it is restful, quiet, and cool.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is very beautiful and peaceful.One of the prettiest places that i have ever seen. We were planning on getting married here, but they were doing construction.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The beauty of nature was very evident even though it was early spring and the trees hadn't woken from the winter sleep. I have also visited in the summer and it is beautiful. I highly recommend it for a quiet stroll or just to sit and enjoy all that nature has to offer!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Late one afternoon, my husband and I walked at the Normandale Japanese Garden. At the gate, we were unoffficially greeted by a large turtle which had crept away from the garden's pond. Having been to many Japanese gardens over the years, this one offered solitude, a nice pagoda, and a pleasant walking path. It provided a good spot to need... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Japanese Garden is very beautiful and quite tucked away inside the campus of Normandale college next to student center. Beautiful willow trees and architecture with bridges and pond.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This well tended formal Japanese style garden is directly behind the main building at Normandale Community College. Plenty of free parking spaces are nearby. Birds abound and lots of large coy fish are in the lake. Plantings are mature with substantial blooms in the summer. Pagodas, rock gardens and traditional bridges decorate the islands and walkways around the lake. Go... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is just a garden with an Asian slant. Stop by if you are passing but don't make a special trip for this. I live a couple blocks away.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This a quaint Japanese garden. It has the requisite stream, waterfall (turned off for the winter) and pond. There are multiple bridges including an arched kinda-sorta-drum bridge. If you are a shutterbug, you can easily kill an hour, otherwise half-an-hour is plenty. It is not spectacular, you won't think you magically ended up in Japan ~ but the Japanese influence... More 

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