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American Swedish Institute

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a treasure

The ASI continues to improve. Exhibitions in the past few years have been wonderful, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
superiorflowers
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Lovely

This building has amazing furniture and decorations. It was nice touring the place for a few hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
X7938SZmariaf
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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.
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ASI continues to improve. Exhibitions in the past few years have been wonderful, the restaurant is a gem, and it's always fun to check out the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank superiorflowers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building has amazing furniture and decorations. It was nice touring the place for a few hours and appreciating all the art and architecture. There is a student discount.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X7938SZmariaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove by and saw the mansion and decided we must visit! What a beauty! My daughter and I love touring old homes and even the hubby enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dma1969
Reviewed 16 December 2018

My mother and I are Swedes and revisited the Institute and the castle. Great museum and a perfect place to revisit heritage history. Took a tour of the mansion. Amazing architecture and woodwork inside the home. Had lunch at the museum cafe. Amazing food--soups, salads,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 5 December 2018

There was an artisan event going out on that was full of beautiful things. Touring the house decorated for Christmas was breathtaking! Fun day spent here!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. What a beautiful home! The grand entrance is breathtaking. The mansion is decorated beautifully for the holidays. Our guide shared the story of the home and the family that built it. So interesting, and so sad that this family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bonnie k
Reviewed 27 November 2018

A treat for the eyes. One of the most unique homes in the Twin Cities. An amazing looking home decorated for the holidays showing the heritage of Sweden.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffreymgerhone
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have lived in the Twin Cities for decades, but never took the time to explore the ASI. A girlfriend took me to their restaurant this summer, and the food was not standard fare, but was delicious. I toured the house with another friend who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ekstrom1962
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This grand old castle is a great place to visit. I highly recommend their midsummers festival in June.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I'd recommend visiting during the holiday season when all of the rooms are decorated for Christmas. However, the architecture and furnishings are interesting at any time of year.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarshaR202
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Kate G
12 January 2017|
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Response from DwightRaatz | Reviewed this property |
As you've seen, the Christmas display is no longer there. The current exhibit is "Where the Children Sleep - Photographs by Magnus Wennman" and it looks amazing.
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avamarie155
16 December 2015|
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that one. I'm sure their website could tell you, or just give them a call.
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Escape802962
24 December 2014|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
The ASI is a museum and gathering place for various Scandinavian organizations
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