7 Must See Roadside Attractions in Michigan
There’s no shortage of amazing attractions in Michigan. From lighthouses, waterfalls, wineries and breweries, you can truly found a great destination at the Mitten State. Aside from truly magnificent wonders of nature, Michigan is also rich with man-made attractions that are totally unique and wonderful. Some of the most talked about roadside attractions are listed below.
The World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan is located near Traverse City, at the Sara Lee Bakery Group. The pan was made to hold the World’s Largest Cherry Pie. And by the way, the former world’s largest cherry pie can also be found in Michigan.
The Uniroyal Giant Tire was created by the Uniroyal Tire Company for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, where it functioned as a Ferris wheel. Since 1966 it has served as a static display in Allen Park, Michigan, alongside Interstate 94, between the Southfield Freeway interchange and Outer Drive overpass.
According to its Wikipedia page” the Uniroyal Giant Tire was created by the Uniroyal Tire Company. Forthe 1964 New York World’s Fair, where it functioned as a Ferris wheel. Since 1966 it has served as a static display in Allen Park, Michigan, alongside Interstate 94, between the Southfield Freeway interchange and Outer Drive overpass.” #nowyouknow #Detroit #explore #carwindow #iphone6plus
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Hamtramck Disneyland is a yard art folk art located in Hamtramck, Michigan. Hamtramck Disneyland was started in 1992 and came to be finished in 1999. It is built on a 30-foot backyard on top of two adjacent garages. This amazing spectacle is located in an alley off of Klinger Street in Hamtramck, Michigan. To get there take I-75, get off at Caniff, take Joseph Campau north, then right on Commor – duck through the alley between Sobieski and Klinger Streets.
Hiawatha was built in Minneapolis in 1964, transported to Ironwood and erected in the “caves area,” on the site of the Old Norrie Iron Mine. The statue’s location was intended to entice tourists through downtown. No easy Interstate offramp to this guy.
Hiawatha rises into the “giant” category at 52 feet (though his base may account for 2 of those feet). He weighs 16,000 pounds, including anchoring internal steelwork, and is engineered to withstand 140 mph winds.
Hiawatha is technically not the World’s Tallest Indian; that honor goes to a skinny giant in Skowhegan, Maine, which stretches skyward another ten feet. But Hiawatha’s sturdy proportions and outfit make him a more photogenic Indian. – Source
Voted Michigan’s No.1 unusual attraction by readers of Michigan Living Magazine (AAA). You will experience optical contradictions and physical sensations that are hard to believe. These phenomenal “happenings” can be photographed. It’s a barrel of fun for the entire family. – Source
This structure is constructed in part by local manufacturer Whitehall Metal Studios. Originally located on a man-made peninsula that jutted out into the waters at the Northeast end of White Lake, it was moved to the corner of Dowling & Water Streets in Montague. The functioning weathervane is 48 feet tall with an arrow 26 feet long. It is topped by the Ella Ellenwood, a lumbering Schooner that frequented White Lake transporting lumber from Montague to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The Erebus Haunted Attraction was founded by Ed and Jim Terebus, Veterans of the Haunt Industry since 1981. Erebus opened it’s doors in 2000 and has gained national recognition as being one of the top haunts as well as earning the Guiness Book of World Records for the worlds longest walk-through haunted attraction in August of 2005, Erebus leads it’s victims through four stories of unique and terrifying paths with fear so intense. – Source
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