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I'm Swedish so I had to visit. So glad I did! The mansion (beautiful!) and it's history was so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Union City, California
Go to an event. Bring Ole & Lena.

I like the new addition to the mansion. It was always a good visit to a well preserved building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, this castle serves as a combination historic house/museum that features exhibits and programs of the Swedish culture.
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm Swedish so I had to visit. So glad I did! The mansion (beautiful!) and it's history was so interesting, great gift shop. Wished I'd been hungry enough to eat at the restaurant - will be sure to next time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the new addition to the mansion. It was always a good visit to a well preserved building, but now there is space to spend a lot to time for functions and eating.

Thank JF F
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to spend the day! The Turnblad mansion/castle is something to see. The wood throughout the house was so beautiful and ornate. The history of the ceramic stoves in the home was so interesting. What was also so impressive was the knowledgeable...More

Thank jules7354
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion was beautiful and the volunteers were knowledgeable. They had an art display which I enjoyed, but my intention was to take the kids to learn about the migration of the Swedes to the area and we didn't really learn anything about the history...More

Thank ChristyLynne3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll want 20-30 minutes to wander through the mansion, enjoying the ornate (but not over-the-top) woodwork and 11 perfectly preserved ornate ceramic ovens (the biggest collection of them outside of Sweden), with complementary ceiling details in many of the rooms. Be sure to learn the...More

Thank J-D-DFW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Turnblad Mansion is beautiful and should be seen but the real reason to come here is to eat at the cafe - Fika. Swedish cuisine is featured, obviously. I expected "good". I got "GREAT"! My wife and I had lunch before visiting the exhibits....More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't exactly what I expected...I guess I thought maybe it was more dedicated to the "study" of all things Swedish? The Kim Simonsson exhibit was very fun and we took a look around in the mansion, but that was it. The gift shop is...More

Thank UpperMidwestUma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Turnblad mansion has been converted into the Swedish Institute, It houses a rotation of cultural items related to Sweden in addition to art work. There are a number of activities it sponsors including Swedish lessons. The Fika cafe has been upgraded to an excellent...More

Thank 697arjuns
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have been here multiple times and it always impresses me. A beautifully restored mansion of a Swedish immigrant, it functions as a museum, research library and an excellent cafe. I particularly loved the porcelain fireplaces and the woodwork.

1  Thank joel672018
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Unbelievable Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy & ligonberry mustard sauce. I still dream about it! The kitchen actually ran out right after we got ours and I could see people in line drooling as they watched me eat. This was the best real Swedish cooking meal...More

Thank Rose O
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Kate G
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Response from DwightRaatz | Reviewed this property |
As you've seen, the Christmas display is no longer there. The current exhibit is "Where the Children Sleep - Photographs by Magnus Wennman" and it looks amazing.
15 December 2015|
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that one. I'm sure their website could tell you, or just give them a call.
24 December 2014|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
The ASI is a museum and gathering place for various Scandinavian organizations