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American Swedish Institute

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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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First and most important - plan your visit to coincide with the hours the on-site restaurant is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Davenport, Iowa
Outstanding Experience-not to miss!

A delightful tour of an amazing residence- which is so well maintained. Fortunate to have had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First and most important - plan your visit to coincide with the hours the on-site restaurant is open because that is one of the best, most innovative meals you are going to have in the city! Next - read about the Turnblad family before you...More

Thank Bis54
Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful tour of an amazing residence- which is so well maintained. Fortunate to have had a very helpful tour guide. Don't miss lunch at the Institute restaurant-be sure to try the open face sandwiches! Not a bad gift shop either!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of this museum was quite interesting, and for the same admission price, it is larger than The Museum of Russian Art. That said, for us it was a novelty as we were not particularly interested in Sweden of Swedish artists. It is worth...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited the American Swedish Institute and were amazed to stay for as long as we did. We loved the museum which is housed in a beautiful mansion. The art of Karin Broos was amazing. We also had lunch in the cafe...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic mansion is well worth the visit. Located in the city .The staff is well informed on the history of the mansion. The mansion is a work of art on the inside. You can spend as little time as you want or like we...More

1  Thank lesliem553
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cool attraction is right near downtown Minneapolis (just south) on Park Avenue. Sounds like this area was the schizzz way back in the day when Swan Turnblad was the editor of the largest Swedish language newspaper in the U.S. and he and...More

1  Thank shogdog
Reviewed July 11, 2017

You can start your visit with a delicious lunch on site. The mansion is beautiful and houses an ever changing art display. Learn the history of the early movers and shakers of the mill city.

Thank marjeant2017
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This mansion was beautiful! Definitely worth a visit. I caught the second half of the guided tour and it was very informative. All of the people there were extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank klh2275
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are not looking for actual Swedish home furnishings and home building techniques. I guess the home was built based on a French Chateau style home. If you can get by that, the hand carved woodwork is completely amazing. Everything was carved onsite. Most...More

Thank John N
Reviewed June 30, 2017

The Turnblad mansion is the real sight to see (circa 1908 or so). The wood, staircase, fireplaces, carpet, mirrors, the rooms on all levels are all well-restored, or well-preserved. The lobby, cafeteria, gift shop, and art all are adjacent. The museum featured fashion artists from...More

Thank ogau2015
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Kate G
January 11, 2017|
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Response from DwightRaatz | Reviewed this property |
As you've seen, the Christmas display is no longer there. The current exhibit is "Where the Children Sleep - Photographs by Magnus Wennman" and it looks amazing.
December 15, 2015|
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that one. I'm sure their website could tell you, or just give them a call.
December 23, 2014|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
The ASI is a museum and gathering place for various Scandinavian organizations