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American Swedish Institute

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Address: 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
Phone Number: 612-871-4907
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, this castle serves as a combination...
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.
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Our women's singing group is privileged to sing here!

like the architecture, gifts shop attic with painting of the daughter of the wonder of ASI, we sang in the dining area and that was excellent. We also have sung at the stairway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Rotonda West, Florida
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Rotonda West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

like the architecture, gifts shop attic with painting of the daughter of the wonder of ASI, we sang in the dining area and that was excellent. We also have sung at the stairway which was more chaotic, but nice. Parking is difficult..get there super early!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not the best at marketing to the public, and the lack of interest is evident on the tours and when they have an event. Nice venue for a wedding.

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Boston MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The woodcarving industry is alive and well in this dwelling. It is jaw dropping for workmanship. If you can, secure one of the docents for minute details of the carvings and history of the house. The ceilings are magnificent. The dining room is set up as as a Nobel Peace Prize lunch was (albeit smaller) but notice the faces of... More 

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Ironwood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very beautiful and well-preserved mansion of an early Minneapolis newspaper publisher. The ceramic fireplaces and ornate woodwork are just beautiful. Many rooms are set up so that you can imagine what life would have been like when the family lived there. There is also a Scandinavian gift shop and a very unique cafe. It was a worthwhile visit.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It contains a variety of the history, art, and life of the Swedish people who did much to settle Minneapolis.

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St Paul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love history and so I really enjoyed visiting the ASI for the wealth of history it provides the public about the history of the twin cities and the cultural heritage of the area. The Scandinavian influence has left a distinct signature on the makeup and growth of Minnesota and the twin cities. The Swedish Institute offers people an opportunity... More 

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dayton, oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The house was very nice, but it is a self guided tour so you don't get a lot of the history of the house. I thought it was a little pricey to be self guided.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you have any interest in beautiful architecture, wood working and Swedish traditions this is the place to visit. Plan your day so you can experience a traditional Swedish lunch at the cafe restaurant inside. Even if you only have time for dessert, don't miss the cardamom bread pudding which is excellent!

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Amazing museum topped off with an amazing lunch! Very Scandinavian and very tasty! Loved the variety and how the tables were in the museum lobby, making it seem very trendy.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Are you Swedish? Then go if you must. If not, you will want to poke a stick through your eye. An amazing instance of class issues. Right in a neighborhood with extremely high poverty and yet continues its absurd ignorance by attracting suburban dwellers to their venue without even acknowledging their neighborhood. Why is this a problem? Well, they celebrate... More 

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Additional Information about American Swedish Institute

Address: 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
Phone Number: 612-871-4907
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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