Michigan Roadside Attractions

No Michigan road trip would be complete without checking out some of the large, weird, quirky, historic, and unique roadside attractions we have in our state. This has been one of our favorite subjects to tackle at Travel the Mitten and we have enjoyed bringing attention to close to 100 of these stop-the-car-worthy spots. This landing page will help keep everything organized and in one place, with links to a full post about each attraction under the photo. These Michigan Roadside Attractions are presented in the order we published them, and we will continue to add to the list as we find new ones.

Pickle Barrel House Grand Marais

Pickle Barrel House, Grand Marais

Baraga Shrine Snowshoe Close Up Michigan

Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest, L’Anse

Norway Spring Michigan Roadside Attraction

Norway Spring, Norway

Vulcan Bear Statue

Vulcan Bear Statue, Vulcan

Rouse Simmons Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Tree Ship Roadside Park, Thompson

Grant Historic Water Tower

Grant Wooden Water Tower, Grant

Hiawatha World's Tallest indian

Hiawatha – “World’s Largest Indian,” Ironwood

Curwood Castle

Curwood Castle, Owosso

Kaleva Bottle House Close Up

Kaleva Bottle House, Kaleva

Chief Wahbememe Rock Burial Marker

Chief Wahbememe Memorial, White Pigeon

Thomas Edison Grand Trunk Port Huron

Thomas Edison Statue, Port Huron

First Roadside Park

Michigan’s First Roadside Park, Iron County

Kalkaska Trout Memorial Side

National Trout Memorial Fountain, Kalkaska

Ardis Furnace

Ardis Furnace Ruins, Iron Mountain

Paul Bunyan Babe Blue Ox Ossineke MI

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Ossineke

Vertical Stainless Steel Eagle Alpena

Eagle Steel Sculpture at Besser Museum, Alpena

Lumberman's Monument Oscoda Michigan

Lumberman’s Monument, Oscoda

2018 Michigan Best Photos Lakenenland Junkyard Art Park

Lakenenland Junkyard Art Sculpture Park, Marquette County

Stone Ship Kearsarge Keweenaw Michigan

USS Kearsarge Stone Ship, Calumet

Jilbert Dairy Feature Marquette

Jilbert Dairy Cows, Marquette

Christmas Michigan Santa's Workshop

Santa’s Workshop and Christmas Village, Christmas

Car Parts Paul Bunyan Alpena

Paul Bunyan made from Kaiser auto parts, Alpena

Float Copper Cover Photo Calumet Michigan

Float Copper and Alexander Aggasiz statue, Calumet

George Gipp Memorial

George Gipp Memorial, Laurium

Cover Photo Peter Toth Indian Nee Gaw Nee Gaw Bow

Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow Indian Wood Carving by Peter Wolf Toth, Wakefield

Calumet Snow Gauge Up Close

Keweenaw Snow Gauge, Mohawk

Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort Statue Bessemer

Powderhorn Mountain Skier Statue, Bessemer

Viking Ship Norway Michigan Park

Norway Viking Ship, Norway

Wienerlicious Mackinaw City

Wienerlicious and America’s Largest Hot Dog Statue, Mackinaw City

45th Parallel Marker US-131 Michigan

45th Parallel Markers, Various Locations

Stormy Kromer Roadside Attraction Ironwood

Stormy Kromer Hat, Ironwood

KISS Cadillac Marker Monument

KISS Monument, Cadillac

Iron Mountain Iron Mine Big John

Big John and the Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Vulcan

Alpena Lighthouse Festival 2015 163

Paul Bunyan Statue, Oscoda

Spirit of Detroit Marshall Fredericks 2

Spirit of Detroit, Detroit

World's Largest Cherry Pie Charlevoix

World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan, Charlevoix

World's Largest Cherry Pie Traverse City

World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan, Traverse City

Paul Bunyan Manistique

Paul Bunyan Statue, Manistique

Colony Tower Michigan Feature Photo

Colony Tower, Clay Township

Port Hope Chimney Historic Marker MI

Port Hope Chimeny, Port Hope

Grand Rapids Bishop Federic Baraga Statue

Bishop Frederic Baraga Statue, Grand Rapids

Castle Rock St. Ignace Feature Photo

Castle Rock, St. Ignace

Motown Museum Detroit Michigan

Motown Museum, Detroit

Buster Keaton Feature Photo Muskegon Statue

Buster Keaton Statue, Muskegon

Snowboard Statue Muskegon Michigan

Snurfer Monument, Muskegon

Spirit of Algonac Marker Michigan

Spirit of Algonac, Algonac

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap Bus

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, Ishpeming

Wheels of History Museum Bay Mills Brimley

Wheels of History Museum, Brimley

Frying Pan Island Light Coast Guard

Frying Pan Island Light, Sault Ste. Marie

Worlds Largest Weather Vane Schooner Top

World’s Largest Weathervane, Montague

Belle Isle Michigan Scott Fountain dEtroit

James Scott Memorial Fountain, Belle Isle (Detroit)

Cairn Highway Kewadin

Hugh J. Gray Monument, Kewadin

Father Jacques Marquette Statue Michigan Feature Photo

Jacques Marquette Statue, Marquette

George Armstrong Custer MI Historical Marker

George Armstrong Custer Statue, Monroe

Rogers City Limestone Quarry Largest

World’s Largest Limestone Quarry, Rogers City

Ishpeming Old Ish Statue Feature Photo

“Old Ish” Indian Statue, Ishpeming

Cabela's Fierce Encounter Dundee MI

World’s Largest Bronze Wildlife Sculpture, Dundee

KI Sawyer Quail Decoy Missile Michigan AFB

KI Sawyer Fighter Jets, Sawyer

Jampot Eagle Harbor Feature Photo

The Jampot, Eagle Harbor

La Grand Vitesse Calder Plaza Grand Rapids Michigan

La Grande Vitesse, Grand Rapids

Douglass Houghton Plaque Eagle River MI

Douglass Houghton Memorial, Eagle River

Sea Shell City Michigan Feature Photo

Sea Shell City, Cheboygan

Ernest Hemingway Statue Petoskey Michigan

Ernest Hemingway Statue, Petoskey

Gaylord Elk Viewing Park Bull Michigan

Elk Viewing Park, Gaylord

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum Feature Photo Ishpeming

Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Ishpeming

St. Anthony's Rock St. Ignace Feature Photo

St. Anthony’s Rock, St. Ignace

Titanic Memorial Marine City Michigan Feature Photo

Titanic Memorial, Marine City

Claude Shannon Park Gaylord Michigan Statue

Claude Shannon Park, Gaylord

Wilsons Cheese Shop Pinconning Michigan Roadside Attraction

Wilson’ Cheese Mouse, Pinconning

Joe Louis Fist Detroit Michigan

Joe Louis Fist, Detroit

Ivan Iler Bornw Trout Sculpture Baldwin MI

World’s Largest Brown Trout Sculpture, Baldwin

Woolsey Memorial Airport Michigan Feature Photo

Clinton F. Woolsey Airport, Leelanau Peninsula

Newaygo Fish Heads Riverfront Park

Fish Heads Sculptures, Newaygo

Brooks Memorial Fountain Marshall Michigan Roadside Attraction

Brooks Memorial Fountain, Marshall

Bellevue Gothic Mill Michigan Eaton County

Bellevue Gothic Mill, Bellevue

Francis Metallic Surfboat Douglas Michigan

Francis Metallic Surfboat, Douglas

Dyer Kiln Ruins Bellevue Michigan

Dyer Kiln Ruins, Bellevue

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