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Swedish American Museum, Chicago

(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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TripAdvisor
  • Friendly, welcoming and filled with beautiful artifacts of generations past. I would have loved the children's section when I was young. I'm only have a small amount of Scandinavian heritage but I lef...  more »
  • Very vivid representations of the experiences of people coming to the U.S. from Sweden and their experiences over the years. We also took the tour of this Swedish-American part of the city, which had ...  more »
  • We stopped in last weekend. After a brief welcome and directions, we proceeded to the permanent exhibit "The Dream of America – Swedish Immigration to Chicago." I found this to be very well organized ...  more »
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  • This is my favorite place to take kids. The Brunk Children Museum of Immigration provides the best hands on experience for children to visually and physically learn about the means and (albeit romantic) realities of American immigrants to the Midwest. Get the family pass for the year if you live in easy driving distance, its well worth it and you will find yourself going more frequently than you think
  • The museum's main display is the story of Swedish immigration to America, it highlights why Swedes made the trip. It's moderately interesting. The current rotating exhibition is Skal
  • They have an amazing children's museum, gallery, and gift shop.
  • Beautiful place with a nice little area for kids to play
  • Great little museum, the swedes have a really interesting history in America and Chicago. Some nice exhibits. Went on a free day - they have quite a few of those - but it would actually be worth the money to see. Cute little gift shop. Also they have some nice Christmas events there.