Funny Michigan Landmarks

funny michigan landmarks

Weird, funny, and maybe mildly inappropriate landmarks, photo ops, and things to do around Metro Detroit and the rest of Michigan.

 

From the fist, to the butthole, to the wiener…can you get photos of them all? (*Disclaimer: Please do not do anything stupid or reckless or dangerous to get a photo!)

 

Wienerlicious (Mackinaw City)

Yep. There is a 60 foot wiener on top of this restaurant, and I’m about to drive up to Mackinaw just to get a picture with it πŸ™‚

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Halo/The Golden Butthole (Macomb/Utica/Sterling Heights)

Sterling Heights spent $300,000 on this monstrosity.

It is a halo or a butthole? I will let you decided haha.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Fist (Detroit)

The Monument to Joe Louis, known also as The Fist, is a memorial located at Detroit’s Hart Plaza, dedicated to boxer Joe Louis.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Ypsilanti Water Tower (Ypsilanti)

The nickname for this one is The Brick D*ck…I’m sure you can fill in the blank haha. It is over 100 years old, so that is something!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Uniroyal Giant Tire (I-94 South of Detroit)

Did you know that it was once a Ferris wheel? It was built for the 1964 New York World Fair.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Abandoned Prehistoric Dinosaur Forest (Onsted, MI)

This was originally built in 1963 and closed in 2002. 

There were 15 dinosaur statues originally, but most have since disappeared. 

It is rumored that the park owner has plans to revitalize the park and open it again someday soon!

I have read online that it’s not worth stopping by here anymore, which makes me sad πŸ™

a better option might be…

Dinosaur Gardens (Alpena, MI)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Red Pole Park (Southfield)

What exactly is the point of this installation? Can someone please explain?

It is made up of 65 utility poles, 3 stories tall, and stretches the length of a football field.

At least they only spent $50,000 on this one…

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Cube (Ann Arbor)

You can even take it for a spin! It is 15 feet x 15 feet, and it’s located right next to the student union building off of State Street in Regents’ Plaza! It was a gift to the university from the class of 1965.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rubik’s Cube (Ann Arbor)

There is a Rubik’s Cube on North Campus as well! It is believed to be one of the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary versions of the cube. (Located in the G.G. Brown Building)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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SeaShell City (Cheboygan, right off of I-75)

I like sea shells…I like sea shell things… (Bonus point if you know the YouTube video that line is from.)

It’s definitely a tourist trap kinda shop, but I still love it. I have fond memories of driving to Mackinac with my family and passing by the billboard. My brother (who was very little at the time) wanted to go and cried. So we had to turn the car around and go back haha.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Did you know there also *supposedly* used to be a Big Boy Graveyard of old statues in a forest in the UP?

Legend? Myth? Who knows for sure. It’s gone now, but I would have loved to see it!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you know of any other funny and unique landmarks I may have missed, please leave me a comment below!

 

 

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