Grand Marais, Michigan: Pickle Barrel House

Built in 1926 for the creator of the single-panel comic "Teenie-Weenies."
Address:
Main St, Grand Marais, MI
Directions:
Grand Marais is in the northern portion of the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Right on the coast of Lake Superior on Highway 77. Corner of Hwy 58 and Main St.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Pickle Barrel House

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Pickle Barrel House. Pickle Barrel House

Small house shaped like a pickle barrel. It was being refurbished at the time I visited.

[Alan Culley, 07/04/2014]

The Pickle Barrel House was built in 1926 by a pickle company for a cartoonist who plugged the company's pickles in his newspaper comic.

Pickle Barrel House

We saw it today... and it is so cute. The inside is done well. The town is tiny but nice. A campground overlooks the lake and the people were very friendly. Interesting place to say I have been to.

[cameron, 06/23/2011]
Pickle Barrel House

A 16-foot-tall, two story pickle barrel stands in this summer resort town, built in 1926 as a summer cottage for cartoonist William Donahey, who was the creator of the single-panel comic "Teenie-Weenies." The barrel house was paid for by a pickle company, whose pickles William Donahey would plug, via the Teenie Weenies, in his comic. A smaller barrel in the back served as a kitchen. The barrel fell into disrepair after Donahey's death, but it was restored as a tourist attraction by civic-minded locals in 2005.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 10/31/2005]
Pickle Barrel House

The Grand Marais Pickle Barrel house was built in 1926 for children's book authors/illustrators William and Mary Donahey. The 16-ft. tall barrel still stands, but is in terrible shape. The area historical society has launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for its restoration, and is still in need of donations. they plan to open a museum at the Pickle Barrel.

[Jim G., 07/04/2004]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Paul Bunyan's Cook CampPaul Bunyan's Cook Camp, Newberry, MI - 31 mi.
Yooper and His CowYooper and His Cow, Gulliver, MI - 47 mi.
Large ChairsLarge Chairs, Wetmore, MI - 36 mi.
In the region:
Town of Christmas, Santa Cutouts, Christmas, MI - 38 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

November 28, 2014

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Michigan Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Alabama's Housewife-Whacking Meteorite, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Nov 24-30, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now