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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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No matter the season, the ASI is a magical place to be. Check out their website for events happening year round!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Minneapolis
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

No matter the season, the ASI is a magical place to be. Check out their website for events happening year round!

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A funny thing happened on June 6: My wife and I visited Minneapolis for the first time and while I wanted to visit the ASI to try out the Swedish food in the FIKA restaurant (yes, I'm Swedish), it turned out that June 6 was also the Swedish National Day! Since I've lived in the U.S. for 20+ years and... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visited The Swedish Institute while in Minneapolis during early June. Interesting tour of a magnificent house, espy for the time period which it was built. After the tour we had an excellent late lunch at the cafe. Good place to start tour of this nice city.

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Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We like to visit places that are unique. This is a beautiful treasure that was a privilege to enjoy. We enjoyed a tour of the house. It is self-guided unless you happen to be there when a guided tour is available. We got so much insight into the home and family through the guided tour. The entire house is breath-takingly... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very beautiful mansion. Always traveling exhibits. Small gift shop and cafe. Would return to spend more time.

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Austin, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place is great for anyone with an interest in art, architecture and culture, you really don't have to be even part Swedish to enjoy this fantastic place! Both the original house and the new building are fantastic and it is amazing how well they flow into one another! Make a half-day trip out of it and please, please, please... More 

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I really liked all the different elaborate furnaces. Sad that the original furniture is gone. Tour guide was very informative. Beautiful stained glass windows.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Essentially, the home of a wealthy early 20th-century midwesterner that has been converted into a museum. Beautifully cared for. Can bee seen thoroughly in an hour or two. The cafe/restaurant therein is special, and well worth your lunchtime.

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Every year we like to go here for midsummer festival. There is dancing out on the lawn. You can also go at other times for the food and gift shop. Best to car pool because parking is limited.

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Additional Information about American Swedish Institute

Address: 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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