LaGrange, Indiana: Windmill Water TowerA retro-style water tower, kept full by the pumping action of an adjacent windmill. This attraction posted as part of our Zero-sum Carbon Initiative.
- E. 250 N., LaGrange, IN
- Exit 121 off the Indiana Toll Road - turn south to county road 400N. East to 200E - south on 200E to 250N. Turn left and follow 250N about two miles to the Water Tower, on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About Windmill Water Tower
This so-called attraction is hardly worth the trip. It is just a small windmill pumping water into a wooden tank. However definitely "green" it is not anything special. You can see windmills like this anywhere. Interested in windmills? Drive on over to the Mid-America Museum, which is about 15 miles away from this site.[Tee1013, 06/29/2014]
"As tourists, we often hold our noses when regarding sustainable, green attractions. But as conscientious members of the human race, we applaud each roadside gesture that makes a difference!"-- Keynote address, RoadsideAmerica.com Zero-sum Carbon Initiative Conference, 2012
Built in 2006, the "Petticoat Junction"-style water tower was designed and built by the property owners and their children. It is 16 feet from the ground to the top of the tank. There are five legs holding the tower - but it was designed so that any two of the five legs could hold the entire 10,000+ pounds of water contained in the tank. The wooden legs are protected from grass fires by stone and masonry "guards". The water tower was installed to hold the water pumped by the Muller Windmill the owners had installed on the property in 2005. Placed upon the highest point on the property, the windmill and water tower supply water for irrigation purposes.
It's a bit of nostalgia in LaGrange County and located just 13 miles from the Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville, Indiana[Ed Eiseman, 07/18/2008]
This tip posted as part of RoadsideAmerica.com's Zero Sum Carbon Initiative. We'll show you unique places using alternative energy, like wind power -- then you drive your car there. They may stink as attractions, but they are "green!"