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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, the Fort Street–Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct is a local landmark. It features six lanes as well as four railway tracks. Although not in use, it stands as a testament of the progress of Detroit's transportation system.
Dedicated to the memory of a former mayor of Dearborn, the Mayor Orville Hubbard Statue near the city hall has been a topic of much debate. Given his controversial career and statements, there were many who questioned a monument in his honor. Still, the statue depicting a happy, joyful Hubbard stands right outside the City Hall in downtown Dearborn.
One of the most popular roadside attractions in the United States, Uniroyal Giant Tire has been a landmark for decades. Located on Interstate 94, near the airport, the mammoth tire was built as a Ferris wheel for New York World Fair in 1964. With a seating capacity of 96 people, the giant wheel catered to more than two million people that year, including Jacqueline Kennedy. It was later moved to Allen Park, where it still stands about eight stories high, drawing many tourists each year.
Detroit Zoo Carousel is located inside the Detroit Zoo and was inaugurated in 2011. The carousel gives the pleasure of riding exotic and brilliantly hand-painted and hand-carved animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and they also have a peacock chariot. Your two minute ride is well complemented with gentle music as 300 LED lights twinkle over your head. The zoo also rents the carousel for special occasions and birthday parties.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of daily life, you may find yourself craving the gift of a few moments to simply relax and catch your breath. Licht Park is a charming neighborhood park that is a great place for just that. While the park is not very large, it encompasses a playground for children, a sheltered pavilion and plenty of open space. Laid out beneath the cool shade of lush trees, the park is a little piece of nature amid the urban landscape that surrounds it. The pavilion at the park is available on rent for birthday parties and other private events as well.
The St Clair Shores Public Library offers the city's residents a wealth of information, educational and cultural resources. Not only does the library boast a diverse collection of books that cover a wide range of topics, the library also lends it support to reading clubs and organizes events like story times, craft workshops and movie screenings. While internet based resources and virtual worlds thrive, there is nothing quite like the comfort and companionship that is offered by a good book. Nevertheless, the St Clair Shores Public Library also offers a variety of internet-based resources including ebooks and audio books. Of special interest is the library's collection dealing with local history and genealogy.