Mar 30, 2023

Look Inside the Giant Uniroyal Tire in Allen Park, Michigan

Most of us have seen it, and almost all of us have wondered about it: the giant Uniroyal Tire along I-94 near Allen Park. What does it look like on the inside? To answer the common question “Was it originally a Ferris Wheel?” The answer is YES…..and the old Ferris Wheel workings are still inside. You’ll see in the photo gallery below – but first some brief info.

It was specifically made for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in New York (I was at that World’s Fair and I think I rode that big wheel…I don’t recall). After the World’s Fair ended in 1965, the scuttlebutt said the wheel was possibly expected to be torn down and discarded. But it wasn’t. …

Source: WFGR Grand Rapids

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