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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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I have never been to the Swedish Institute so I was not sure what I was expecting. When I arrived I... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2016
Nicholas A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
See the Lars Lerin exhibit!

Right now, the American Swedish Institute is hosting an exhibit of Lars Lerin water colors and they... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2016
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have never been to the Swedish Institute so I was not sure what I was expecting. When I arrived I was pleased to see there was a water color exhibit going on. Touring the mansion was nice and getting to know more about the...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Right now, the American Swedish Institute is hosting an exhibit of Lars Lerin water colors and they are beautiful and unusual. Moody landscapes, wildlife, social urban settings all with huge originality. They are exhibited in a modern gallery and also throughout the attached historical mansion...More

Thank Chckzkz
Reviewed January 26, 2016

This mansion was a lot of fun. Every room had a different Swedish tile wood stove. Gorgeous! Some of the ceilings were painted plaster with lovely light fixtures. The wood trim throughout the home was beautiful. All the carving was done by one man and...More

Thank IngaMari
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Gorgeous! Educational! Fun!!! This was the most unexpected outing. It is wonderful for adults and children and is unlike anything I have seen anywhere else.

Thank Eliza N
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this spot twice. Both visits were excellent. Check the calendar. Some programs are perfect for families. The house is splendid. If you go for the market in December, go early. It is VERY popular.

Thank Verbm
Reviewed January 7, 2016

We don't tire of visiting the Turnblad Mansion that houses much of the Institute. The house is gorgeous, especially enhanced by amazing woodwork and a great collection of ceramic tiled stoves. The Christmas decorations throughout and the celebration themes for all the Scandinavian countries and...More

Thank Anniversary_minded
Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is especially nice to see when decorated for Christmas. The guided tour (included in admission) is worthwhile, but they don't limit the number of people, so can be very crowded on certain dates. There is good signage, so looking around yourself is also easily...More

Thank Aero3926
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise! Very fun self guided tour of historic home! They had rooms decorated for each Scandinavian countries traditional Chriatmas. Such fun!

Thank Miladylibby
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Interesting set of Scandinavian Christmas decorations. The Russian and Soviet (New Year's) ones were interesting. The immigration stories were also interesting, especially since they are mostly less than 100 years old.

Thank Jeff_Zweber
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the house, not least the beautiful painted window. It is well worth a visit In its own right. However, the exhibition when I was there was disappointing. It was from the Swedish design school Beckmans (which is well renowned) and their pupils...More

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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