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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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At only $10 per adult ticket, this museum was well worth the cost. It is a beautiful mansion done... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Feather1455
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What a gem

We did this through a Groupon special for a birthday celebration and it was so nice. We were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
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"decorated for christmas"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At only $10 per adult ticket, this museum was well worth the cost. It is a beautiful mansion done inside and out in the French Chateau style. It can be easily compared to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, which costs $40-50 a ticket,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did this through a Groupon special for a birthday celebration and it was so nice. We were celebrating a birthday so we enjoyed the self guided tour and spoke with the volunteers they have at various locations in the buildings. After the leisure tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would put this near the top of attractions for Minneapolis. It gives a special feel to the city and an understanding of its past. This museum is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in Minneapolis. What an amazing tribute to Minneapolis' Swedish history. Be sure to take the tour. Our guide Anne taught us thing about Minneapolis and the Swedish history we did no know. The effort given to preserve this beautiful building...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I enjoy visiting the different historical sites in the area. We enjoyed so much that visitors are given free reign to explore the mansion, unlike if you go to see the Alexander Ramsey house or James J Hill house for example. We...More

1  Thank EngelkingCGMN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there many times over the years. One of the best times is around Christmas when it is decorated. There are also other rooms with other Scandinavian countries. Also a good cafeteria.

Thank RayPMinnesota
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This was a fun and very educational place to visit. The castle / house was built around 1900 and took four years to build. The couple both came from Sweden as paupers and made their money in the newspaper industry. The museum is THREE floors...More

1  Thank Karl E
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This mansion is a truly spectacular representation of the opulence of the early wealthy of the area and breathtaking on its own. What is missing is more guidance on how to take in the experience. It's a self-guided tour, for sure, but it wasn't until...More

Thank DanB1960
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The Turnblad family castle emulates French Chateauesque style with Swedish flavor. The impressive masonry was done by Ben (Bengt) Aronson. The detailed woodcarvings, 11 Swedish porcelaine tile stoves -no two are alike, fun Christmas displays and decorations, tasty treats in the museum cafe made our...More

1  Thank elesha52
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I brought my 4-year-old daughter to their monthly Kids at the Castle morning and it was wonderful! The discounted admission is a great feature, and the programming for kids was perfect. They read a story, did an activity, read another story, then made a craft....More

1  Thank Shelby B
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Kate G
January 11, 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
December 15, 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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SK&GP
December 23, 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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