Skip to Main Content

Menominee, Michigan: Half Way North - 45th Parallel Marker Team Field Report

US Hwy 41, Menominee, MI
North edge of town. On US Hwy 41, southbound side, just north of 48th Ave. No place to pull off. A small plaque on a small rock.
Save to My Sights
Half Way North - 45th Parallel Marker

A long line of signs, markers, and memorials stretch along the 45th Parallel, America's most fan-favorite latitude. Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Half Way North - 45th Parallel Marker

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

45th Parallel marker.

Halfway Marker - 45th Parallel

We missed seeing the marker the first time we drove past, but then we spotted it. If traffic is light you can pull off briefly to the side of the road for a fast picture.

[Perfect Pair, 07/06/2013]

Halfway-to-the-North-Pole markers just don't get the offramp and parking deference they deserve.

Halfway between Equator and North Pole plaque.

Halfway to North Pole plaque

Back in 1999, we were heading south from Escanaba to Green Bay when we saw the plaque in the photo. We don't usually photograph signs, but this one is an exception. It marks the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole! It seems to have been placed by a private citizen, but that's all on the plaque. It's been there since 1938 -- the plaque, not the the halfway point.

[Les Parker, 03/09/2003]

You may not realize halfway monuments run in a belt across the US.... there's one on the 45th parallel in Perry, ME and another in Salem, OR. Poking through our files, it looks like some towns have been very proud of their halfway status. Cadott, WI promoted its position (actually 3 miles north of town) with a postcard circa 1970 and a billboard, erected by the Lions, featuring info and a big western hemisphere to prove point.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Boy and the BootBoy and the Boot, Menominee, MI - 3 mi.
Horses Pull Load of LogsHorses Pull Load of Logs, Marinette, WI - 3 mi.
Big Mouse, Plus Cow Made of JunkBig Mouse, Plus Cow Made of Junk, Marinette, WI - 4 mi.
In the region:
Iron Mountain Iron Mine Tour, Vulcan, MI - 46 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

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...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

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (Apr 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights