Lindstrom Travel Guide

  • Beautiful Downtown Lindstrom, Minnesota
    Beautiful Downtown Lindstrom, Minnesota
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  • Valkommen till Lindstrom
    Valkommen till Lindstrom
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  • Beach Park, Lindstrom, Minnesota
    Beach Park, Lindstrom, Minnesota
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Lindstrom Things to Do

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Towering over downtown Lindstrom is a giant Swedish coffee pot (some say teapot.) This is a water tower that was in use for 88 years, from 1902 to 1990, when it was replaced by a larger and more modern water tower. The old teapot tower continues to serve as a cultural landmark.

    I photographed this unique water tower in late April, and missed seeing the steam which is said to rise from the spout during the cool evenings during summer months. The side of the coffee pot reads in Swedish: Välkommen till Lindström.

    The New Lindstrom Water Tower
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 5, 2007

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    In a small park on the main street of Lindstrom you will find this statue to Karl Oskar and his wife, Kristina. They are fictitious characters who symbolize the many many Swedish peasants who migrated to America and settled in the Chisago Lakes area in the mid 1800s. They had left a life of struggle in their homeland of Smaland, Sweden to start life anew in what was then an unclaimed territory. Karl and Kristina are central to many of Lindstrom's celebrations.

    Statue to Karl and Kristina Oskar
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Lindstrom Local Customs

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Throughout Lindstrom their are numerous reminders of the town's Swedish heritage. In the first photo here is a statue to St. Bridget of Sweden.

    The hidden pictures depict other Swedish themes:

    2. St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church

    3. A stone memorial which was a gift from the town of Duvemala, Sweden

    4. Signs over downtown shops are in both English and Swedish

    5. Lindstrom is the Sister City to Tingsyrd, Sweden. Each of the towns in the Chisago Lakes area is a sister city to a different Swedish town.

    Statue to St. Bridget of Sweden St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church Stone from Duvemala, Sweden Signs over Shops in English and Swedish Sister City to Tingsyrd, Sweden

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 5, 2007

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    Across from the statue to Karl and Kristina Oskar, and in front of the local Chamber of Commerce, is a small park with several monuments honoring the veterans of Lindstrom who have fought to defend the freedoms we cherish in the United States.

    It is fitting to remember that America is a melting pot of cultures. Although many residents of Lindstrom trace their ancestry to Sweden, others came here from Germany, Norway, Ireland, England, and more recently from the Orient and Latin America. Peoples of numerous ethnic backgrounds all rightfully take pride in being the United States of America, the world's first Democratic Republic, an open society with a lifestyle of freedom that is worth fighting for.

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lindstrom Sports & Outdoors

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 5, 2007

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    On the southern border of Lindstrom is Beach Park, where I saw many local families enjoying a Sunday afternoon of leisure and recreation. Lindstrom is surrounded by several beautiful natural lakes, a gift left behind by the glaciers of the last ice age.

    The Chisago Lakes Area takes it's name from a Native American Indian phrase, "Ki Chi Saga," which means "fair & lovely waters." The Swedish simply called it "The Big Lake," as many of today's area lakes are interconnected.

    Beach Park, Lindstrom, Minnesota Welcome to Beach Park Lake on the Eastern edge of Lindstrom
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