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Lansing, Michigan: Gearhead Team Field Report

336 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
Downtown, just east of the river, on the south side of E. Michigan Ave. at its intersection with Museum Drive.
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Portrait of a Dreamer.


A giant mechanical head, 15 feet high, built out of nearly two tons of metal. You can turn a crank to make its gears move, and ponder the mechanics of brainwork. Report... [01/02/2018]

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Gear Head.


Side-of-the-road sculpture fun. The gears are turning...

[Roadtrip18, 08/22/2022]

The head turns no more.

[Nina, 09/03/2020]

We called the city about this. They said that they know about the broken crank that used to turn the gears in Gearhead's head and "we're on it." So maybe it will be fixed soon.

Portrait of a Dreamer.


"Portrait of a Dreamer" is the correct name.

[Daisy, 12/14/2019]

My real name is Portrait Of A Dreamer, but my friends call me Gearhead.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bottle Rocket SculptureBottle Rocket Sculpture, Lansing, MI - < 1 mi.
Inspirational Road SignsInspirational Road Signs, Lansing, MI - < 1 mi.
R.E. Olds Transportation MuseumR.E. Olds Transportation Museum, Lansing, MI - < 1 mi.
In the region:
The Worker: Metal Beam Man, Lansing, MI - < 1 mi.

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