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“Beautiful little corner of Japan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Normandale Japanese Garden

Normandale Japanese Garden
9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431
952-487-8145
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Minneapolis MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful little corner of Japan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a fun, free, and peaceful garden attached to Normandale Community College. It's a little hard to find, park next to the building on the North west side and follow the sidewalk east toward France Avenue.

Visited May 2012
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colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful but quiet garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Was a little challenging to find but worth the search. We were the only ones there! Pond with Koi and amazing landscape

Visited June 2012
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Minneapolis
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“Japanese Gem in Bloomington, MN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Living in this metro area it is nice to explore new areas and this is definately worth a trip. If you are from out of town and on a short visit this wouldn't be on my list as there are better things to do. I have been to the teahouse at Golden Gate Park in San Fran and this isn't comparable, but it is relaxing, a short drive from home and the day we were there it was free. Nice combination.

Visited August 2011
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Minneapolis
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Fun place to wind down and spend time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful garden.

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Richfield, Minnesota
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“Bloomington's hidden secret”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Great little garden hidden on the campus of Normandale Community College. Very well maintained.

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