American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

4.7
#3 of 18 in Museums in Minneapolis
American Swedish Institute, which includes the historic Turnblad Mansion and Nelson Cultural Center, is a vibrant museum, gathering place and community venue just south of downtown Minneapolis. Home to FIKA, the award-winning cafe, and the distinctive ASI Museum Store
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  • Such a fun visit. So worth it just popping in, quickly going through the mansion that also includes many local artist exhibits. Eat a swedish meal and a lovely cafeteria. I would recommend this visit.  more »
  • Wonderful mansion to tour. Beautiful stained glass. Very interesting art exhibit when we visited. Excellent cafe and gift shop.  more »
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  • This place is such a gem, all these years in MN and I cant believe I hadn't visited this place. The institute focuses on Swedish heritage in any art form, while showcasing the Turnblad mansion and its rich historical attribution. On the same day, I ate traditional Swedish desserts with coffee, went inside a solar egg sauna designed by a Swedish engineer, and walked through a magnificent mansion that belonged to a wealthy Swedish family while learning about its history, all in one place.
  • Fantastic venue for the fan of beautifully constructed and decorated homes. The current photography exhibit is a tremendous bonus. A real gem for anyone, Swedish or not.

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