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American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

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4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • The first portion of the museum was absolutely striking; containing the gift shop, Fika, and art gallery. The gift shop was affordable and had lots of little trinkets and Swedish candies, and the gall...  read more »
  • The Institute occupies a Golden Age house, which is largely intact. The Institute was the heir of the builders of the house, and they have kept it as a a museum, with a few meeting rooms in the baseme...  read more »
  • Now with the new addition, it has even more amenities to check out. Make sure to have lunch at the restaurant and stop in the great gift shop afterwards. A wonderful place to go during the Christmas s...  read more »
  • Took a group there for a tour (CHOICE Inc. from Eden Prairie) and they were magnificent and accommodating the entire time. Went so smoothly, I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a group tour that is fun, educational, and friendly. They worked with us so well. I just can't say enough!!! :)
  • What a beautiful and historic place. My wife's family is primarily Swedish so they can definitely appreciate historic parts of this place, but the architecture and scale of the place is quite awe-striking. Not very costly to get in and you can just enjoy the stroll around the grounds. Lots of little fun things for kids to do and see as well as adults to appreciate and take it slow. Worth the visit.
  • When I moved to Minneapolis, the American Swedish Institute was a spot that was synonymous with "old". Some may have said "stodgy". With the new addition and interesting programming, ASI has expanded its appeal to a wider audience. Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson's visit provided several great opportunities to visit ASI for young and old. Eating at Fika is also excellent. Weekend brunch including cardamom buns is worth a trip.
  • Great house museum with modern exhibits. Wonderful addition with galleries and beautiful social spaces. Gift shop has great gifts in all price range and is tied to the institution's mission.
  • The highlight was the restaurant Fika, the museum was a little strange. Many of the exhibits are not labeled and the photo exhibit had very poor pixilated photographs which was disappointing. The mansion was okay, would like more background information on the original owners, reading the book their story was interesting but would be nice to have more of the story posted around the mansion to really understand the background of the estate.
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