GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — No Michigan road trip can be considered complete for many without a diversion or two — be it a natural or manufactured marvel such as a mine shaft, sand dune, deer park, dinosaur garden or what's billed as the world's largest Indian.
Authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson will hit the figurative road Monday evening for a presentation entitled "Michigan's Roadside Attractions." Their talk will be held at the Grand Rapids Public Library's main branch.
Byron and Wilson aim to shed light on some of Michigan's iconic roadside attractions that sprang up as the state expanded its highway system from the 1930s to the '70s. Some of the attractions are gone, while others remain.
The presentation is free and open to the public.