The Stunning Building In Minnesota That Looks Just Like Hogwarts
By Trent Jonas|Updated on September 22, 2023(Originally published October 05, 2022)
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
No, there is no Hogwarts in Minnesota. But, if you ever find yourself driving along Park Avenue, just south of downtown Minneapolis, you may do a double take as you pass a building that looks just like the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, the American Swedish Institute is worth a visit in its own right. Learn more about the institute on its website or visit ASI on Facebook. You can even book a hotel package that includes a tour of the institute. Have you been to the American Swedish Institute? Do you think it looks like Hogwarts in Minnesota, or would you have chosen a different building? Let us know in the comments.
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Trent Jonas|September 22, 2023
Unfortunately, there are not a huge number of Harry Potter connections in the Land of 10,000 Lakes despite its many magical settings. However, with a little effort and imagination, diehard Wizarding World enthusiasts may find just enough magic in Minnesota to feed their souls. For example, there are several buildings that bear more than a passing resemblance to Hogwarts, like the American Swedish Institute discussed above. You'll also find handful on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, like the armory building.