Michigan Roadside Attractions: A Hot Day in Hell, Michigan

Michigan Roadside Attractions: A Hot Day in Hell, Michigan

Hell Michigan Sign Sculpture

Michigan Roadside Attractions on Travel the Mitten highlights our attempts to explore the many interesting things that can be found on the highways, byways and back roads of Michigan, ranging from the interesting to the unusual.

When it comes to Michigan’s most unusual roadside attractions, the small unincorporated community of Hell, Michigan has to be at or near the top of any “must-visit” list. With plenty of photo opportunities this is a popular stopping point for bikers visiting the Hell Saloon or travelers posing in front of the “Welcome to Hell” sign. We finally crossed this off our Michigan travel bucket list on a hot May afternoon, and today we will show you what you can expect if you make the trip!

Hell Michigan Screams Gift Shop

You’ll find Hell on Patterson Lake Rd (D-32), southwest of Pinckney and M-36. All of the attractions here are located next to each other, with the Hell Saloon, Screams Souvenirs, and Smoke Doctor 2 all in a row. Behind Screams you will find a yard full of oddities and photo ops as well as a miniature golf course.

Hell Michigan Locks of Love Bridge

Hell Michigan Chapel

The Hell Chapel is available to rent for a very unique wedding experience. You can find the “Locks of Love” bridge near the chapel and a “Scattering Yard” offers the chance to spread loved one’s ashes in Hell.

Hell Michigan Gift Shop

Screams Souvenirs offers everything you need to let people know you’ve been to Hell; they also serve ice cream and are the gateway to miniature golf.

Hell Michigan Miniature Golf Course

How cool is it to be able to say you “played golf in Hell?”

Hell Michigan Welcome Sign Mayor

You can be mayor of Hell for a day for a small fee, and you get a certificate, some dirt fromHell, horns, a shirt, a badge, and more to commemorate the occasion.

Hell Michigan Photo Op Cutouts Backyard

Hell Michigan George Reeves History Sign

A “Michigan Hysterical Marker” in the yard behind Screams “On this date in 1841 George Reeves named this little town Hell…and a few of the folks laughed their butts off.” Not much of a backstory, but a little bit of research reveals that Reeves was a successful businessman who once operated a sawmill, gristmill, tavern, and distillery here.

Hell Pure Michigan Road Sign

If you’re looking for a unique place in Michigan to visit, Hell certainly checks all the boxes!