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Michigan’s Roadside Attractions

July 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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If you have traveled on Michigan’s highways and byways, chances are that you’ve stopped at places like Castle Rock, seen Paul Bunyan, and defied gravity at the Mystery Spot. Tourist attractions like these sprang up on the roadside landscape as Michigan expanded its highway system from the 1930s through the 1970s. Pull off the road for some fun, interesting, and sometimes quirky experiences! Relive memories of visiting natural and man-made wonders—from deer parks to dinosaur gardens; from scenic sand dunes to the world’s largest Indian; from mine shafts to scenic towers. Stop for pie at the Cherry Hut, cross the Bridge for a pasty, and enjoy a Jones ice cream cone in Baldwin. Don’t forget to bring home some souvenir pennants and a pair of moccasins. Take a trip with authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson along Michigan’s roads and visit some of the state’s iconic roadside attractions. Some places are long gone; others still lure travelers off the road.

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Date:
July 8, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.988.5400

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org