Trout Fountain.

Big Trout Fountain

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Kalkaska, Michigan

Officially known as the National Trout Memorial, but casually as the Fisherman's Shrine. It's the latest in what appear to be have been three giant brook trout -- Michigan's official state fish -- that have served as centerpieces for this fountain since 1966. This latest fish is variously reported as 17 or 18 feet long. Kalkaska is home to the annual National Trout Festival, and behind the fish, hung on the front of the Kalkaska Museum (which has an interesting display of wooden yardsticks) is a banner: "Kalkaska Downtown, Making It Happen."

Big Trout Fountain

Kalkaska Museum

Address:
335 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI
Directions:
Right on Hwy 131, downtown, east side of the street. In front of the Kalkaska Museum, which is an old railway depot.
Phone:
231-258-9103
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