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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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Peaceful and Beautiful Garden

The garden is easy to find. There is lots of parking. The grounds are beautiful. It would be a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KeepnItFunkyInTN
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Family Outing

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

Reviewed 13 August 2017
VikingVerne
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank VikingVerne
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
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!

Thank Ed L
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.

Thank lbhtd
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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.

Thank Fatherofteens171513
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...More

Thank aqwn2be
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.

Thank Lue H
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,...More

Thank amandalilgreen
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