Onaway, Michigan: Giant Metal Head of George Washington

All that's needed is a giant torso, arms, and legs, and Michigan will be commanded by the George Washington Giant Robot. Nearby: mini-replica aircraft carrier.
11739 Hwy 33-68, Onaway, MI
On Hwy 33/68, around a mile west of town.
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Giant Metal Head of George Washington

Several pieces of sculpture were moved to a historic park behind a car wash just west of town. Onaway was once the Steering Wheel Capital -- the old factory grounds are maintained as a park.

[Meterman, 03/01/2018]

George Washington head.

Metal Heads of Washington, Lincoln, Ford

Awesome sculpture of George's head. Ford and Lincoln, however, were nowhere to be found. But seeing George was well worth the trip.

[Perfect Pair, 07/06/2013]

The sculptor has been known to tow his big heads to parades and festivals, so Ford and Lincoln may have been out for a spin when you stopped by.

Metal Gerald Ford head.

Metal Heads: Washington, Lincoln and Ford

The newest metal head -- Gerald Ford!

[Stacey G., 08/17/2012]

Artist Tom Moran unveiled his Gerald R. Ford in 2012, a welded, plate steel depiction of the late President and Michigan native he created at his business, Moran Iron Works.

Atlas Holding the World.

Stainless Steel Statues

In addition to the George Washington statue and the missing eagle bust, there's now a Marine Corps bust and Atlas Holding the World. The marine is on the other side of the road from George Washington, and Atlas is in town. Well worth the detour off the main roads!

[Casey Blair, 09/30/2007]
George Washington Metal Head

This sculpture was made by Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works. Tom has also created several different sculptures that are spread throughout northern Michigan. My husband does subcontract work for Tom and recently helped with his latest project.

[Shannon, 07/24/2007]
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