So Minnesota: World's largest raspberry in Hopkins

Updated: January 10, 2020 04:53 PM

Downtown Hopkins has many small shops, and one very large sculpture.

Hopkins is home to the world's largest raspberry.


The raspberry weighs a half-ton. It's 10 feet wide, 12 feet tall and hangs from a 22-foot steel vine.

The giant berry was unveiled a few years ago during Hopkins' annual Raspberry Festival.

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The sizable sculpture is the brainchild of Dr. Pete L'Allier, owner of the Hopkins Health and Wellness Center.

"His idea was he wanted to do something to celebrate the heritage of Hopkins as the 'Raspberry Capital of the United States,'" J.A. Schwartz, with Hopkins Health and Wellness Center, said. "People think it's cool."

The raspberry has become a local landmark and roadside attraction with many stopping to take pictures of the giant berry.

This week, Guinness World Records contacted the Hopkins Health and Wellness Center and told them they're in the process of certifying the raspberry as the world's largest.

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