Lewiston, Michigan: Coopersville USA

Spike Cooper (1945-2020) built a small Wild West town in the Michigan woods, with a brothel, a Boot Hill, a saloon that served real whiskey and beer, and a gallows where you can pretend to hang yourself. There are lots of images of John Wayne.

Address:
1860 Fire Tower Rd, Lewiston, MI
Directions:
From Grayling, drive east on MI-72 for 6.5 miles. Turn left at the Stephens Bridge Party Store onto Stephens Bridge Rd. Drive two miles. Turn right onto North Down River Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. At the four-way stop turn left and follow that road, through several twists and turns, for 10 miles. Turn left onto Fire Tower Rd. Drive one mile; Coopers Ville will be on the left.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Coopersville USA.

Coopersville USA

Spike died in 2020. It appears to still be maintained to some degree and is an impressive stop to see what's been collected.

[Sue C, 08/31/2022]

Coopers Ville USA.

Coopers Ville USA

This replica Old West town is dedicated to John Wayne.

[Lana, 07/27/2019]

Spike Cooper, now 73, began building his Wild West town in 2013 as a tribute to Wayne -- but also to Tony Durtz, a hermit who lived on the property and willed it all to Spike. Coopers Ville has many memorable places, including a brothel, a Boot Hill, a saloon that serves real whiskey and beer, and a photo op gallows where you can pretend to hang yourself.


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