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Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth, MI

Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland is a holiday-themed retail store located at 25 Christmas Lane in Frankenmuth, Michigan (“Michigan’s Little Bavaria”). From humble beginnings, the store increased its size over several expansions to become a favorite year round tourist destination for more

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Posted in Santas and Santa Villages

The Gnome-Mobile – Hickory Corners, MI

The Gnome-Mobile is a 1930 Rolls-Royce Sedanca Deville automobile used in the Walt Disney Film “The Gnome-mobile” (1967). It is currently housed in the Gilmore Car Museum at 6865 Hickory Road in Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060. Donald Gilmore, the founder

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Posted in Movies, Museums

Tridge Trolls II – Midland, MI

Tridge Trolls II was part of a Summer Sculpture series held in the town of Midland, Michigan in the year 2011. The annual outdoor event featured 18 troll statues that were put on display in the downtown area of Midland

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Statues and Carvings

Trevor Troll – Midland, MI

Trevor Troll is a cute, stuffed troll doll who wanders through the business district in the City of Midland, Michigan. He is part of a seek-and-find game called “The Troll on the Stroll.” The object of the game is to find

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets

The Dodge Fairy – Detroit, MI

The Dodge Fairy was a commercial mascot for the Dodge Caliber automobile produced by DaimlerChrysler in Detroit, Michigan. She appeared in “Too Tough” a TV spot that aired in 2006. In the commercial, a beautiful strawberry-blond fairy wielding a wand

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Television, Transportation

Brownie Root Beer – Detroit, MI

Brownie Root Beer is a carbonated soft drink produced by the Atlas Beverages in Detroit, Michigan (Hamtramck). “With a sprite on the label, its easy to see how this mischievous and delicious blend of root beer and caramel came about. Produced

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Beverages & Beer

Fairy Doors – Northville, MI

Fairy Doors have been popular in the Michigan region since the introduction of these tiny architectural features in the town of Ann Arbor. Not to be outdone, the town of Northville, Michigan decided to continue the tradition by installing fairy

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Pickle Barrel House Museum, Grand Marais, MI

The Pickle Barrel House Museum is located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Randolph Street in Grand Marais, Michigan. The House is open daily in July and August from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In June and September, it is open

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Museums

Woody the Gnome – Detroit, MI

Woody the Gnome is the bearded advertising mascot who adorns the bottles and cans of Vernor’s Ginger Ale, originally based in Detroit, Michigan. The image of Woody the Gnome was created by an artist named Noble Fellows. It was used

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The Rice Krispies Elves – Battle Creek, MI

The Rice Krispie Elves are the advertising mascots for Kellogg’s, a multinational food manufacturing company based in Battle Creek, Michigan. Among their many product lines, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, and frozen waffles, Kellogg’s sells Rice

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Bakers and Bakeries, Television

Pixie Restaurant – Mt. Pleasant, MI

Pixie Restaurant (aka, “Pixie Pizza”) is a fast food restaurant located in Isabella County at 302 North Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, near Gun Lake Casino, and Central Michigan University. The original Pixie Drive-In restaurant sat at the intersection

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Posted in Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Fairy Doors – Ann Arbor, MI

Fairy Doors with tiny knobs and tiny hinges adorn the downtown area of the City of Ann Arbor, a  University of Michigan college town located 45 miles west of Detroit. These magical portals can be found inside a coffeehouse, beside a

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The Keebler Elves – Battle Creek, MI

The Keebler Elves are advertising mascots for the Keebler Cookie Company, the No. 2 cookie and cracker maker. Formerly based in One Hollow Tree Lane in Elmhurst, Illinois 60126, The Kellogg Co. purchased Keebler Foods Company in 2001 for $3.9

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Bakers and Bakeries, Television
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