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Ironwood, Michigan: Smiley Face Water Tower

A smiley face makes the water happy and smiles down on this westernmost Yooper town.

1st National St., Ironwood, MI
East of town. From US Hwy 2 turn south onto Easy St. Drive until it curves east. Turn left onto N. Burt St. and drive to the top of the hill. You'll catch glimpses of the tower on the right, through the trees. Turn right at the crest onto 1st National St., then a quick left to get to the tower.
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Smiley Face Water Tower

Smiley Face Water Tower is located in Ironwood, in the Jesseville neighborhood. It's near one of the old mines, and there is a dirt road that leads up to it.

[Bradley, 05/09/2019]

Smile Face Water Tower.

Smiley Face Water Tower

Seen in a 2005 road trip drive-by (we needed to reach that giant skier before dusk), this Smiley water tower on the east side of town was painted yellow with a proportionately small smiley face. Didn't notice an obvious way to get a better vantage point; it might be on private industrial property.

[ Team, 08/21/2005]
Smiley Face Water Tower

Smiley face water tower looks down over town.

[Jimi Vox, 08/27/2004]

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