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Smiley Face Water Tower.

Smiley Face Water Tower

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Wells, Michigan

Wells is a small town contiguous to Escanaba, in the upper peninsula of Michigan on the north shore of Lake Michigan.The municipal grinner is east and south of the Gardens Of Rest cemetery, about two blocks east of M-35/US-2 (towards the lake).

When we visited, Wells had painted a big Smiley Face on its water tower, directing the happiness toward Lake Michigan, not toward the landlubbers who drive past on US Hwy 2. We thought maybe the town had run out of paint. But years later, an observant tipster reported that the water tower featured smiling visages on both sides.

Also see: Face That Launched a Thousand Sips | Smiley Face Water Towers

Smiley Face Water Tower

N. 19th Rd, Wells, MI
US Hwy 2/41 to Main St., then east on Main to 3rd St., then south on 3rd. The water tower is visible from US Hwy 2/41, but the smile face is on the opposite side, pointed toward the water.
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