Experience Your Own Version of Hogwarts At This Beautiful Castle in Illinois
If you love all things Harry Potter, does this Illinois castle remind you of anything?
That beautiful building pictured above is actually Bettendorf Castle in Fox River Grove, Illinois, and many people think it looks a lot like Harry Potter's beloved Hogwarts. Do you see the resemblance?
The History of Bettendorf Castle
A man named Theodore Bettendorf, who was an immigrant from Luxembourg, began building this beautiful castle in 1931, and it took him 36 YEARS to complete his masterpiece, and it's legit!
Only In Your State says Bettendorf's main goal for building this home was to make it as authentic as possible, so he added everything a true castle needs like a moat, a drawbridge, a dungeon, and even an observation tower...
The Bettendorf Castle Today
Bettendorf Castle has been immaculately kept up all these years, and although it is not typically open to the public, the Castle does host several tours, weddings, and special events throughout the year...including a Halloween Extravaganza this weekend!
If you've been looking for something unique to do with the family this weekend, put on your costume and head out to Bettendorf Castle! Reserved tables for parties of 2-6 people are available, but single tickets can also be purchased. Single adult tickets are $20 a person, child tickets are $35 each, and the admission price will get you in for all the fun like the princess ski, superhero pics, egg hunt, balloon twister, and more!
For more information on Bettendorf Castle's Halloween Extravaganza, and to buy tickets, visit the event page, here.
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