Moose (W-02-03)
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Moose (W-02-03)

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue isn’t considered the “Magnificent Mile” for nothing. A stretch along the street plays home to shops galore, restaurants, skyscrapers, and river views that keep tourists coming back. But alongside business and pleasure there is a wacky side to the street that showcases some of the silliest sites Chicago has to offer.

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

Yesterday I presented the Jack Brickhouse Statue and today we’ll meet his neighbor, a large, chrome, antlered moose!

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

The sculpture, titled “Moose (W-02-03),” has stood proudly across from the Wrigley Building since 2006.

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

The artwork was created by artist John Kearney between 2002 and 2003 and was part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Artists & Automobiles event. Between June and October public art displays featuring works made from recycled car parts. This moose sculpture was made from chrome bumpers and survived past the program, still watching guard over the Mag Mile today.

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

Moose (W-02-03), a chrome moose statue on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois.

Site: Moose (W-02-03) – Chrome Moose Statue
Location: 401 North Michigan Ave., Chicago IL
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible
Date: August 16, 2009

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.