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Normandale Japanese Garden

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Address: 9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone Number: 952-487-8145
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Very nice place

I visited this place with my Fiancé and she liked the Garden a lot is very pretty and peaceful also they have some koi fish! Is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vicenz T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited this place with my Fiancé and she liked the Garden a lot is very pretty and peaceful also they have some koi fish! Is worth the visit.

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Thank Vicenz T
Olivehurst, California
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had decided to look up this Japanese Garden located within a college. It was quite small but had a few nice pieces to see! The garden is a self tour so you walk on your own. If your looking for a fast tour this would be it! The weather was nice. Anyhow, go see it for your self... More 

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Thank Kong V
Murderapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Japanese Gardens are on the northern side of Normandale Community College and are open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. There is no fee to visit here either. This was our first trip to the gardens and the weather wasn't the most cooperative. Despite being rained on at times...we still enjoyed our stroll. It is a fairly... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is such a fun place to go to take pictures, hang out with friends. The bridges are nice to walk on and the scenery is fascinating. You can see the fish swimming in the water and it's a favorite place for local ducks to hang out.

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Thank cruisetalkshow
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Is a simple but beautiful Japanese park/garden landscape. Beautiful place for pictures! Very peaceful.

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Thank TonyandCassieCasale
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We went the end of March on an overcast day. Even with a lot of the trees/plants not in bloom it was pretty. Just and the ducks. Definitely would like to see it in the summer months.

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Thank Mbv9415
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a tiny park built on the Normandale Community College campus. I went during the winter and it was covered in snow, the lake had iced over and the falls were not running but it was still work the few minute drive from my hotel. There are places to sit and relax while enjoying the peaceful area. This is... More 

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Thank nirvanaqween
Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The garden has the perfunctory stone lantern, curved bridges, and windy creek, and trees, and flowers. It is a lovely quiet spot if it is not too crowded with visitors. It is a relatively small place, built out of the marshes of Normandale Lake. The garden is on the campus of Normandale Community College in Bloomington Minnesota. There is no... More 

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Thank Alice C
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a very peaceful, quiet garden. Open to the public, and FREE! Authentic Japanese Garden. It is behind the Normandale College, tucked away in its own little world.

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Thank Brenda L
Bloomington, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Normandale Japanese Garden is a hidden gem. Situated behind Normandale College in Bloomington, it is a beautiful example of Japanese design and a lovely place to release the cares of school or work in a small world of tranquility. With it's koi pond, waterfall, bridges, willows, cherry trees and Japanese-sculpted evergreens, it fully executes the vision of Takao Watanabe, a... More 

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