Lansing, Michigan: Gearhead

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Address:
336 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
Directions:
Downtown, just east of the river, on the south side of E. Michigan Ave. at its intersection with Museum Drive.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Portrait of a Dreamer.

Gearhead

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.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/02/2018]

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Gear Head.

Gearhead

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

[Roadtrip18, 08/22/2022]
Gearhead

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.

Gearhead

"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.


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In the region:
Magic Johnson Statue, East Lansing, MI - 3 mi.

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