Kalkaska, Michigan: Big Trout Fountain

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Kalkaska Museum

335 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI
Right on Hwy 131, downtown, east side of the street. In front of the Kalkaska Museum, which is an old railway depot.
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Big Trout Fountain
Officially known as the National Trout Memorial, but casually as the Fisherman's Shrine. A big fish, frozen in mid-leap, 17 or 18 feet long. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Trout Fountain.

Big Trout Fountain

Nothing fishy to see here other than this peach-bellied buddy keeping the peace on the sidewalks of downtown Kalkaska!

[Lindsay Ellis, 09/28/2018]

Trout Festival banner.

Big Trout Fountain

Double the fun of this oddity by attending the National Trout Festival the last weekend in April.

[Sarah Campau, 04/09/2016]

Leaping Trout.

Big Trout Fountain

Not only does this big trout pack a lot of punch, he is accompanied by many other official state icons, such as the state bird (the robin) perching on the state flower (apple blossom). A wolverine lurks below a smaller statue of Michigan itself. The whole compound is quite impressive.

[Kait, 06/16/2012]

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