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“Awesome history”

American Swedish Institute
Ranked #9 of 208 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Verona, North Dakota
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome history”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

The house is fantastic! The preservation has been done to perfection. The history of the house is intersting.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Extremely impressive historical perspective of an early Swedish entrepreneur in Minneapolis”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

If you love antiques and history, this place is for you! The woodwork alone is worth the visit. There are various exhibits of Scandinavian art.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank JeffTheWineGuy
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Minnesota
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114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Beautiful at Christmas!”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We catch the Julegladje performance every year right after Christmas, and then tour the Institute. The beautiful rooms of this old mansion are decorated as Christmas in many of the Scandinavian countries. Our whole family loves coming here!

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank midgeo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice clean and very Swedish architecture functional but beautiful.”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

As stated above, very nice and appealing Swedish fung shwai

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1 Thank Bob B
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Brandon, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

We had visited a few other mansions in the area and were glad to find this hidden gem. Although the mansion is hard to find (not very well signed) we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The only suggestion I would have is to have the option of taking a guided tour. There were volunteers throughout the mansion offering tidbits of information. Overall, this was a great place to see and worth the $4 student rate we each paid.

Visited March 2012
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