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Minneapolis, Minnesota: Witch Hat Water Tower

Built in 1913, 110-ft. tall, water tower designed by a Norwegian architect. Not a crooked cartoon witch hat though. Observation deck opens one day a year.

Tower Hill Park

55 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN
Tower Hill Park, off University Ave SE at Clarence Ave SE.
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Witch Hat Water Tower

This tower, just a short distance from the University of Minnesota, was the inspiration for the song "All Along the Watchtower," written by a young university student, Robert Zimmerman, later called Bob Dylan. The song was also covered by Jimi Hendrix.

[Jon Howe, 04/28/2023]

Witch Hat Tower.

Witch's Hat Water Tower

Minneapolis has a water tower that looks like a witch's hat.

[Sujit Varma, 06/17/2016]

June 2017: Photo added.

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