Grand Rapids, Michigan: 100-Foot-Long Loch Ness Monster (Gone)

Floating sculpture of the famous many-humped Scottish Loch Ness Monster became waterlogged and was removed on July 19, 2018.

John Ball Zoo Park

On the west edge of downtown, in the John Ball Zoological Garden pond. I-196 exit 75. Drive east on Hwy 45/Lake Michigan Drive NW. The road quickly turns sharply right and becomes W. Fulton St.; follow it. The road then quickly veers left again, but you want to exit right into John Ball Zoo Park. You'll see the pond on the left (Note: Nessie is taken out of the water and placed on land during the frozen winter months).
Nessie was removed in July 2018.
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100-Foot-Long Loch Ness Monster

Wish I'd seen it when it was in the river.

[bsbpyt, 06/14/2017]


100-Foot-Long Loch Ness Monster

Viewing the Loch Ness Monster sculpture is free, but there's a zoo next door. Make a day of it!

[Debbie, 06/28/2014]
Loch Ness Monster

Michgan's Loch Ness Monster has a new look, courtesy of a violent storm. Its head blew away from the rest of its body and is now adrift in the pond in which it had been anchored. This happened before Halloween, and the group who built the Monster are still trying to to figure out how to corral the wayward head.

[ Team, 11/10/2010]

Loch Ness Monster of Grand Rapids.

Nessie the Lake Monster

Nessie is still at the John Ball Zoo pond. We swing by there whenever in Grand Rapids to check it out.

[ArtFan, 07/25/2010]

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