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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Fun afternoon experience

I have visited a few times. There are changing exhibits and some that stay always. The mansion is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katelyn B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Interesting display as it relates to Minnesota

Interesting display as it relates to the Swedish community in Minnesota. A variety of artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited a few times. There are changing exhibits and some that stay always. The mansion is beautiful and interesting to explore. There is a fun room with activities and play things for children and families. In addition to the museum, there is a...More

Thank Katelyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting display as it relates to the Swedish community in Minnesota. A variety of artifacts are on display and create good insight on an interesting history and culture.

Thank stefan0c1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on magnificent former mansion mile, the American Swedish Institute consists of a lovely old mansion and a new modern wing. The new wing is splendid, filled with a fantastic gift shop, Fisk restaurant and exhibition rooms. It is completed with sod growing roof and...More

1  Thank anneliese m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to be Swedish to enjoy a visit to the American Swedish Institute. The institute has two distinct (but joined) structures - a magnificent mansion house and a contemporary building that houses a cafe, bookstore and the research offices and library. In addition...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "institute" has at least four different distinct areas of type of attraction for visitors. (1) It is an art gallery with some very interesting presentations. (2) There is a restaurant of some note on site. (3) The Mansion and grounds are used for many...More

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had never heard of this place, but saw an advertisement for the Syrian refugee photo exhibit. We were pleasantly surprised! We had a great time touring the mansion/museum and listening to the chamber concert--too bad we had already eaten breakfast when we arrived, because...More

Thank NancyVeverka
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The home is interesting, and it was fun to see the architecture. The back story of a family who barely lived there and didn't tend to entertain was sad. We enjoyed the Fika Restaurant and the gift shop too.

Thank marcia s
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The physical location is amazing - even if the back story is a bit odd. However, we were there to visit an art exhibit. The combination of the facility with the art installation was IDEAL. We will be back

Thank JeffS1961
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Interesting, clean museum environment. Now showing four exhibits about interesting facets of Swedish life and culture.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I first visited the American Swedish Institute over 30 years ago. While it was an interesting experience in the 1980s, since then it has become much more lively, and a venue for all sorts of cultural events. Four different organizations were holding events there when...More

Thank Prestinna
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Kate G
Is the Christmas display stil there?
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.
I would like to know if the Swedish Institute will be open the day and be decorated the day AFTER Christmas December 26th....any events that day?
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.
What are the Princess Family Club Deluxe Junior Suite Swim Out suites like? Is the room like a regular Deluxe Junior Suite? What is the difference with a regular Deluxe Junior Suite swim-out?
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