World's Largest Lug Nut – Lansing, Michigan - Atlas Obscura

World's Largest Lug Nut

Perched atop a brick smokestack, this enormous lug nut symbolizes the local minor league baseball team. 

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When minor league baseball came back to Lansing, Michigan, in the mid-1990s, the “Lugnuts” was chosen as the local team name. Though somewhat controversial at the time, it has become a beloved nickname that translates into a great cheer; “Let’s Go Nuts!,” when fans are trying to inspire the team or celebrating a victory.

Shortly after the team began playing baseball in Lansing, an oversized lug nut was installed atop a brick smokestack across the street from the team’s home field, the Cooley Law School Stadium. Today, it proudly symbolizes the 20-plus years of Lugnuts baseball history and tradition in the city of Lansing. 

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The lug nut is visible from many areas surrounding the smokestack. Paid surface parking lots and on-street parking meters are available nearby.

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