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Lowell charter Township, Michigan

James C. Veen Observatory

This observatory comes complete with three separate telescopes and a dedicated community of amateur and expert astronomers.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Steelcase Pyramid

One lonely, modern pyramid has gone from corporate think tank to deserted boondoggle.
Wyoming, Michigan

Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines

These sprawling mines once served as a source of plaster and today serve as a storage facility.
Rockford, Michigan

The Corner Bar and Hot Dog Hall of Fame

With over 5,000 champions, the Hall of Fame continues to draw amateur eaters.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tanglefoot Building

Where most of the world's flypaper was made.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Waiting for the Grwost

Outside Grand Valley State University, you'll find a bench upon which many were said to have sat according to the fictional Kcymaerxthaere, waiting for a guide of time.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

White House Taping System

The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grwostlaven

At Hopcats Brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a marker honors fictional creatures with the ability to travel the missing dimensions of Kcymaerxthaere.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Forest's Rest

On the right bank of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a plaque remembers an imaginary painter who once awaited his youth.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Erailen Gwome

At Fountain and Division, in the shadow of Kendall College of Art and Design, lays the story of a culture whose political system was used under license and who finally rebelled.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Abandoned Dioramas of the Old Grand Rapids Public Museum

The museum moved on, but the diorama remain.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Handfuls of Small Stones

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a marker honors the creation story of a proud fictional culture.