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Irish Hills Observation Towers

Boosting Tourism in Southern Michigan
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Built in 1924, the first of these twin towers was opened by the Michigan Observation Company so that visitors could view the undulating landscape from its highest point.  A "spite tower" was built soon after.  And still later, both of the towers' owners opened restaurants catering to tourists.  At one point there was even a tourist hotel just to the east of the towers.  Now, surrounded by large boulders, the towers, though not open to visitors, remain tall sentinels on U.S. 12.

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8424 US 12
Onsted, MI 49265
GPS Coordinates:
42.05612, -84.15994
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