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  • Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Dearborn, Michigan

    254-acre mega-attraction of cars, trains, whole buildings, JFK's death car, Lincoln's death chair, Edison's last breath.

  • Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

    Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

    Ishpeming, Michigan

    Cultural center for beer guzzling, flatulent, hapless hunting Yoopers.

  • Silvio's Italian American Historical Artistic Museum

    Silvio's Italian American Historical Artistic Museum

    Redford, Michigan

    Silvio Luigi Barile built a mind-boggling sculptural tribute to Italians, Americans, and Italian-Americans.

  • Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

    Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    An uber-arcade and curiosity museum, packed to bursting with fun time-wasters, including P.T. Barnum's fake version of the already-fake Cardiff Giant.

  • Pet Casket Factory Tours

    Pet Casket Factory Tours

    Gladstone, Michigan

    View the manufacture of pet caskets and tour a model pet cemetery. Popular with school groups.

  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    The center of all things Ford, exhibiting the pen he used to pardon Nixon, and the .45 Colt pistol used by "Squeaky" Fromme to try to kill him.

  • Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum

    Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum

    Indian River, Michigan

    At 55 feet high, the 21-ton crucifix stands taller than the surrounding trees. An accompanying free museum displays 525 nun dolls, made by Sally Rogalski from 1945 to 1964.

  • Hiawatha, World's Largest Indian

    Hiawatha, World's Largest Indian

    Ironwood, Michigan

    The biggest of all big Indians -- 52 feet tall -- guards the land route into Michigan's upper peninsula.

  • Bishop Baraga - Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

    Bishop Baraga - Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

    L'Anse, Michigan

    Beloved Bishop Baraga celebrated with huge statue.

  • Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo

    Dinosaur Gardens Prehistoric Zoo

    Ossineke, Michigan

    Classic dinosaur park with some unique twists. Don't miss Jesus -- he's inside the brontosaurus.

  • World's Largest Tire

    World's Largest Tire

    Allen Park, Michigan

    World's Fair retread that stands 80-ft. tall. Your head could get stuck in a tread.

  • The Kellogg Rejuvenators

    The Kellogg Rejuvenators

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    Dr. Kellogg's health contraptions in Adventist exhibit. Get your feet vibrated.

  • Giant Fist of Joe Louis

    Giant Fist of Joe Louis

    Detroit, Michigan

    Sparring with the World Heavyweight Champion, were you? And this is all you remember before the lights went out...

  • Giant Cow Head

    Giant Cow Head

    Detroit, Michigan

    The head is almost as big as the abandoned ice cream stand on which it's perched.

  • The Heidelberg Project

    The Heidelberg Project

    Detroit, Michigan

    Tyree Guyton's neighborhood was a bunch of derelict houses. Now they're works of art!

  • The Spirit of Detroit

    The Spirit of Detroit

    Detroit, Michigan

    Every big city needs at least one big, mythical statue. In Detroit it's The Spirit of Detroit, 16 feet tall. He's green and holds God in one hand.

  • Waiting - Detroit's Eeriest Artwork?

    Waiting - Detroit's Eeriest Artwork?

    Detroit, Michigan

    17 feet tall jet black sculpture depicts an X-eyed parent and child with bulbous cartoon bodies.

  • Betty the Stuffed Sleigh Dog

    Betty the Stuffed Sleigh Dog

    Fennville, Michigan

    The late Betty the dog has been Crane's Pie Pantry's mascot for a very long time.

  • Hamtramck Disneyland - Dmytro Szylak Folk Art

    Hamtramck Disneyland - Dmytro Szylak Folk Art

    Hamtramck, Michigan

    Retired auto worker Dmytro Szylak's eye-boggling yard art mass spins in the wind and lights up at night.

  • U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum

    U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum

    Ishpeming, Michigan

    Displays are devoted to the development of the chair lift and ski waxing. American organized sport skiing started in snow-choked northern Michigan.

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