The Uniroyal Tire

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  • Address: Detroit Industrial Expy, Allen Park, MI 48101, USA, United States
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids

The Uniroyal Tire is a giant tire, stationed in Allen Park of Michigan. Considered to be a landmark of Detroit, this roadside sculpture was created by the Uniroyal Tire Company in 1964. It first served as a ferris wheel until 1966. Later it was shifted to Allen Park and is now seen as a static display. The tire is made up of a polyester resin reinforced with glass fiber, is over 80 feet tall, and weighs 12 tons. If you are in town, drive by this tire and admire the giant structure.

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  • The Uniroyal Tire Address: Detroit Industrial Expy, Allen Park, MI 48101, USA, United States
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  • Love this iconic tire. Driving on 94 and seeing the giant tire has always been a staple. A must see when going into Detroit.

  • The iconic tire off of 94 what more needs to be said. Inside view

  • This is the one of the most iconic landmarks in the Motor City. It is also a great example of marketing genius. It was built as a tire shaped Ferris wheel for the 194-65 New York World's Fair. After the fair, the outer shell (no moving parts) were shipped to its current location and rebuilt on a new frame. For those that complain about not being able to park close to it, remember that it is basically just a very large, three-dimensional billboard. It is designed to get your attention, and be seen from the expressway, which it does extremely well! There is a "Fans of the Giant Tire" Facebook group you can join, if you want to learn more about it, and stay current on the latest news about it.

  • A classic piece of modern art, part of the Allen Park landscape since it was moved there after its debut at the 1964 World's Fair in NYC.

  • What a great way to recycle! #WorldFairDetroit

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