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Normandale Japanese Garden

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Address: 9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone Number: +1 952-487-8145
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Small but worth seeing.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philip M
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are always not allowed to eat inside Mall of America and there opearations are sometimes slow, and we just buy food from Beedubs and then sit in the Japanese gardens and eat.

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Thank Fatherofteens171513
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my son's senior pictures here last weekend and I had forgotten how beautiful this place is. It is an authentic Japanese garden tucked away in a corner of Normandale CC. It is very tranquil and peaceful. If you have time, stroll the nice well maintained paths, Take in the trees and shrubs, walk on the quaint bridges, look at... More 

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Thank aqwn2be
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We made this a destination for site seeing when in Bloomington. Totally love it. The area is really well kept, nice paths for walk and perfect for photo ops. The waterfall was really nice touch.

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Thank Lue H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an excellent FREE garden with FREE parking (parking is located at Normandale Community College). Park by the Kopp Student Center, as it by the Japanese Garden. It is an authentic Japanese Garden in Bloomington, Minnesota. There are tranquil water features, expertly groomed trees, and amazing koi fish. It is a very peaceful experience where you can take your... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Yesterday evening, my Husband I went and visited this lovely Garden.Wow!. It is truly beautiful. The trees are very unique, lovely, bridges go over the water that you can walk on, lovely stone paths to walk on, there are benches to sit on. If you need to get away, to think, or rest. This place is perfect. Very quite, Also,... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The garden is a peaceful and beautiful place in a compact space. Not far off the busy byways of the Twin Cities. It is not obvious to find your way there from the main parking lot. Go to the far end of the lot from France Avenue to Collegeview Road. On the other side of the parking garage is Parking... More 

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Thank Jim P
Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

this was my first experience. it was very cool. the only down part of this site is that they let stupid people in. some little kids, with parents that needed a timeout, ruined the tranquility of the site. still, it is beautiful and peaceful (when you are away from certian groups).

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Thank Jomama J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my Fiancé and she liked the Garden a lot is very pretty and peaceful also they have some koi fish! Is worth the visit.

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Thank Vicenz T
Olivehurst, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My wife had decided to look up this Japanese Garden located within a college. It was quite small but had a few nice pieces to see! The garden is a self tour so you walk on your own. If your looking for a fast tour this would be it! The weather was nice. Anyhow, go see it for your self... More 

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