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American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

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Phillips, Minneapolis
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  • Megan S.
    "Gift shop has good selection of gifts from Sweden."(3 Tips)
    Lynne S.
    "The Turnblad mansion is spectacular, over-the-top opulence."(3 Tips)
    Carrie R.
    "... whimsical "play space" attic, and engaging Swedish-American history"(2 Tips)
    Marcy B.
    "Cocktails at the Castle was a fun time with friends 😃"(2 Tips)
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  • Carrie R.
    Carrie RigdonSeptember 17
    Beautiful grand house, great rotating art exhibits, wonderful whimsical "play space" attic, and engaging Swedish-American history
  • Keith F.
    Keith FolkertFebruary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Exhibits, nice lunch spot (FIKA)p
  • Edward B.
    Edward BockDecember 22, 2016
    Fika is fabulous and worth the wait. You can always wander around the Swedish Institute while you are waiting for your table!
  • Marcy B.
    Marcy BloughSeptember 23, 2016
    Fantastic interior top to bottom‼️. Cocktails at the Castle was a fun time with friends 😃
  • Jean-Philip G.
    Jean-Philip GroblerAugust 20, 2016
    Great gift shop
  • Elise H.
    Elise HawleyApril 16, 2016
    Don't leave without eating at Fika!
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaApril 11, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful house and when I went in December it was decorated with these beautiful Christmas decorations ! Must see !
  • Meghan G.
    Meghan GlassFebruary 1, 2016
    The Lars Lerin exhibit is amazing!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 13, 2016
    A must see building and museum
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaJanuary 8, 2016
    Beautiful and Historic Place. Definitely a must visit place if you visit the twin cities.
  • Simon J. A.
    Simon J. AndersonDecember 17, 2015
    Beautiful!
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaNovember 20, 2015
    On my to do list. The rating of this is sky high, must be awesome!
  • Erin W.
    Erin WagenerNovember 16, 2015
    I love this place so much it's so pretty and fun to explore. During the holiday season it's all decorated and so beautiful.
  • Mandy C.
    Mandy CoxNovember 5, 2015
    I had a carrot soup that I can't stop dreaming about. So smooth and rich! I wish they would bring it back to the menu! Great service!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LarsonOctober 25, 2015
    Keep a lookout for their Cocktails at the Castle special events (one in Spring, one in Fall). Amazing parties that attract an eclectic crowd of all ages (21+). So much fun and so much to do/see/try!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MerrillFebruary 22, 2015
    Check the Little Free Library at the edge of the parking lot, you may find free family pass admissions inside!
  • Megan S.
    Megan SelbyAugust 15, 2014
    Tour of the Turnblad mansion is worth the price of admission. Plenty of events on the calendar, including language classes. Gift shop has good selection of gifts from Sweden.
  • Lynne S.
    Lynne SturtevantMay 16, 2014
    Edwardian-era palace linked to a contemporary cultural center. Great place to visit, cafe with tasty Swedish goodies and a gift shop. The Turnblad mansion is spectacular, over-the-top opulence.
  • Göran G.
    Göran GustavDecember 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Go see the Christmas exhibit this year, they added a new room, the Mexican Christmas room is very well done, also the restored kitchen, pantry and servant dining room is a new surprise for this year.
  • J B.
    J BirdDecember 7, 2013
    Very festive holiday display. Nice way to kick off the Christmas season. Danes eat dirt??!!
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LindgrenAugust 17, 2013
    Great special events here. Not to be missed: Swedish glass blowing, crayfish festival, and a fully operational lutefisk launcher.
  • Göran G.
    Göran GustavFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure to see the Sami exhibit, it's quite fascinating.
  • Allyce M.
    Allyce MohsJanuary 11, 2013
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday Noon–5 p.m. Wednesday Noon–8 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mondays & most holidays Closed
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to keep an eye out for the house goat!
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineOctober 16, 2012
    With its modern building expansion, the ASI's museum store has expanded its offerings considerably to celebrate modern Scandinavian design, with a few sacred nods to the past, such as Dala horses.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the Skirt Steak Sandwich With Blue Cheese
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the Swedish Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes And Lingonberries
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundAugust 19, 2012
    Try the Crayfish - Crayfish party at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundAugust 18, 2012
    Try the Gravlax, Fingerling Potatoes And Mustard Sause - Best Swedish cured salmon I've had in a long time.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundAugust 18, 2012
    Try the Shrimp Toast With Dill Aioli - Swedish toast at its best!
  • Michael E.
    Michael EdlundAugust 18, 2012
    Try the Open Faced Salmon With Mustard Sause - Now this is Sweden on a plate!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    This Chateauesque style mansion was built in 1908 as the home of Swedish-American newspaper publisher Swan Turnblad, who gave the home to the American Swedish Institute.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 23, 2012
    Check out all the awesome wood carvings and ceramic fireplaces. Also, go on up to the attic and check out the theater that was only used once!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMay 14, 2011
    Are you interested in Swedish or Nordic culture? Their exhibits are fun and educational. This is a Swedish mansion on large grounds and home of the Swedish Institute. $6/adult, $4/kid 6+. Read more
  • Göran G.
    Göran GustavDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go see the Christmas rooms for each country the trees are beautiful.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    The museum opened in 1929 & is dedicated to the study of the role Sweden & Swedish Americans have played in US culture & history. The Turnblad Mansion Museum features exhibits & special events.
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