Cheboygan, Michigan: Man Killing Clam! Team Field Report

Sea Shell City

7075 Levering Rd, Cheboygan, MI
Sea Shell City. I-75 exit 326 (Levering), just off of the interstate on the east side.
May-Oct. daily 9-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Man Killing Giant Clam.

Man Killing Clam!

The improbable Sea Shell City lures travelers with lurid billboard promises of an encounter with the "Man Killing Clam." You'll find the lethal bivalve among packed rows of souvenir shell items. Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Man Killing Clam!

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.


Man Killing Clam!

A funny, kitschy stop. It's right off the highway so, if nothing else, it's a chance to stretch your legs and see the MAN KILLING CLAM! And they sell magnets of said clam for $2, which is a bonus.

[Adam Limpert, 06/26/2017]

Sea Shell City.

Sea Shell City

Sea Shell City has a new sign. It's still a great place. Coming back from up north, they even have a scenic overlook of Sea Shell City.

[Mike Monroe, 10/18/2012]

Colorful, but we hope that Sea Shell City never takes down its old "Man Killer Clam" billboard -- it's a classic.

Man Killer Clam.

Man Killing Clam!

This place has been virtually the same my entire life. Besides the main attraction killer clam, there is also a creepy sailor, giant parrot, and a pirate ship playset out front.

[Kait, 06/09/2012]


Sea Shell City

I was taken to this delightful attraction by my parents when I was a very little boy on trips to Macinaw City in the late 1940s or early 1950s (am now 63), so this spot is ancient. The "man-eating clam" sign out has been out front for over 50 years. Inside there are rows and aisles of seashell trinkets and the "man-eating clam" with a pair of human legs sticking out of the rim.

It's so fake it's still a riot of fun after 50 years. I just took my 16 year old daughter there in 2007 and she laughed so hard it was crazy. Go see this place but don't expect high entertainment.

[Gary Sklar, 05/25/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Longest PorchWorld's Longest Porch, Mackinac Island, MI - 15 mi.
Lady Liberty of the IslandsLady Liberty of the Islands, Mackinac Island, MI - 15 mi.
Giant Crucifix and Nun Doll MuseumGiant Crucifix and Nun Doll Museum, Indian River, MI - 16 mi.
In the region:
Halfway Between Equator and North Pole, Gaylord, MI - 44 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Michigan Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Giant Head of Abraham Lincoln, Laramie, Wyoming (May 17-23, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now