Chassell, Michigan: Giant Bear Trap - A Tourist Trap

The snowmobile-chomping bear trap is one of the few excuses to be in this part of Michigan's upper peninsula.

Address:
Worham Rd., Chassell, MI
Directions:
Worham Rd.
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Bear Trap.

Giant Bear Trap

I wasn't looking for this but I came across it in front of a business along highway 41 in the Chassell area. The bear trap has either been moved to the highway location or there are two of them now. I didn't stop to ask about it and didn't make a note of exactly where I saw it, but I did take a picture.

[Rob, 06/18/2009]

The snowmobile-chomping bear trap is one of only a few excuses to be in this part of Michigan's upper peninsula.

Tourist Trap sculpture.

Giant Bear Trap - A Tourist Trap

Owner/creator Ed Sauvola sent us a tip on what he refers to as his "Tourist Trap." The sculpture of a bear trap is 32 feet wide and 9 1/2 feet tall. It sits on the front lawn of Ed's home in Chassell on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And a bit of that legendary U.P. humor -- the Tourist Trap occasionally grips a snowmobile in its jaws.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 03/05/2005]

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