Marquette, Michigan: Lakenenland: Junk Art Park

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Address:
2800 M-28 E., Marquette, MI
Directions:
From Marquette drive south on US-41 for four miles. Turn east at the stoplight onto MI-28. Drive 9.5 miles. You'll see the entrance on the right (south) side, just past Shot Point Drive.
Hours:
Open year-round Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Donations accepted.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Lakenenland.

Lakenenland: Junk Art Park
Ironworker Tom Lakenen has populated his 37-acre park with over 100 home-made sculptures, including many skeletons and dinosaurs and one very memorable pig. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/23/2020]

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Junkyard Art.

Lakenenland - Junkyard Art

Lakenenland is so fun! We had to almost run through as mosquitos were relentless (late July).

[Gretchen, 08/08/2019]

Elephant sculpture.

Lakenenland Sculpture Park

If you are in the area and miss seeing Tom's sculptures, your life is simply not complete! We were fortunate enough to meet Tom Lakenen on the day we visited and what an incredible story about the evolution of his park. Be sure to see it.

[Steve Shoemaker, 03/01/2010]
Lakenenland - Offbeat Sculptures

Lakenenland is amazing, and if it doesn't truly DEFINE offbeat roadside America, then I don't know what does! Tom's sculptures are gorgeous and whimsical, an often biting commentary on the American political scene. You can hike thru, drive thru, and in the winter, snowmobile thru. It is right on one of the major snowmobile trails, and he keeps a shelter, stove, grill, and "facilities" all for the comfort of his snowmobiling pals. What a kind-hearted and talented artist!

[Lainie, 10/22/2008]
Lakenenland - Junkyard Art

Lakenenland continues to have quite a wrangle with the township, since they are trying to classify Tom Lakenen's junk sculpture as "commercial signage," so they can ban it.

Lakenenland has a well-constructed shelter with coffee, snacks, framed newspaper articles about the park, and a campfire -- all provided for free to snowmobilers and tourists.

[Darryl, 03/22/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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Christmas Motel Neon Sign, Christmas, MI - 21 mi.

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