Normandale Japanese Garden, Bloomington

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Not impressed. Dead fish in water. Fresh grass clippings in water. Not professional. Very small garden.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Great atmosphere. You won't find any where near here that's not only free but beautiful.
  • So random and weird!! I went here with my girlfriend on the weekend. There was almost no one around and it was beautiful and quiet. Well worth the stop.
  • It's beautiful and well cared for. I'm not sure what they do to keep the grass so perfect but they do. The entire garden is peaceful. The water is nice to sit by and the fish are fairly attracted to people. It's not a game corner nor is it a place to play. It's a place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
  • Really hard to find. Located somewhere behind college campus. There are signs but not sure where it was and decided I didn't want to walk around the campus to find it.
  • Very cool, haven't seen such a beautiful Japanese garden since we were in Montreal

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