The American Swedish Institute is a must-see institution in Minneapolis. A Swedish immigrant family-- the Turnblads--had their mansion constructed in 1908 and in 1929, they decided to donate it to the city. In 2012, they finished construction of the Nelson Cultural Center. The mansion is now an amazing cultural museum where you can experience the sheer beauty of the rooms as well as learn about Scandinavian history. The detailed woodworking is so absolutely breathtaking, I didn't ever want to leave... I wanted to move in! They also have a wonderful gift shop, a beautiful courtyard and the FIKA cafe which serves incredible food.
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