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Normandale Japanese Garden

9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
+1 952-487-8145
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A very beautiful, peaceful park. Even with the snow on the ground, it was an interesting walk... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Nancy B
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Bellevue, Nebraska
Scenery while doing a Russian class n CPR Class

Beautiful area n gardens n pond...Normandale College has grown since I grad. Both 1982 n 1996...2... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
ziegrobb
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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“benches” (6 reviews)
“stroll” (6 reviews)
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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
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+1 952-487-8145
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

A very beautiful, peaceful park. Even with the snow on the ground, it was an interesting walk around - viewing all the interesting details. Be sure to read the information in the first "house", it explains all the thought and detail. I wish I could...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful area n gardens n pond...Normandale College has grown since I grad. Both 1982 n 1996...2 different degrees.

Thank ziegrobb
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We loved the Japanese Gardens at the college. We were in town for hectic convention and this supplied us with a quiet place among the chaos. I highly recommend. I don't think many people know what they are missing.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This lovely setting is an enjoyable escape from hectic surroundings of a large suburb. With benches and walking paths it can be whatever experience you like, a park or a walk, with fabulous foliage and flowers at the right time of the year.

Thank jpbmn
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The garden is easy to find. There is lots of parking. The grounds are beautiful. It would be a very peaceful place to spend some time. I went here to kill some time after checking out of my hotel and going to the Minneapolis Airport....More

Thank KeepnItFunkyInTN
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. Dead fish in water. Fresh grass clippings in water. Not professional. Very small garden.

2  Thank VikingVerne
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I love this place. I usually go after church so it is pretty quiet and I can meditate. This is an enclosed Japanese garden built in 1976 and follows the rules of a Japanese garden. It has always been open when I have gone and...More

1  Thank garyaverill1
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is such a fun outing for a family! The garden is so beautiful and really peaceful. LOVE sharing this culture with our kids!

1  Thank Ed L
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I come here for inspiration for my designs during the Spring and Summer and have had a lovely time. My not very hidden gem.

1  Thank lbhtd
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Parking can be a little difficult but it is free. The garden is small but very pleasant to stroll through.

1  Thank Philip M
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Brenda T
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It was free... As a Student there taking classes... You can go to the Lunchroom n look at it through the windows if its cold out,n can go outside when its nice n they have a pathway to stay on n little billboards to read... More
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