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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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What a hidden gem

We loved the Japanese Gardens at the college. We were in town for hectic convention and this... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Dakotagirl777
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Peaceful retreat

This lovely setting is an enjoyable escape from hectic surroundings of a large suburb. With benches... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
jpbmn
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank VikingVerne
Reviewed 1 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 23 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
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
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
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.

1  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
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