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The Sputnik Crash Site consists of a plaque set into the sidewalk and a small ring in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Lansing, MI
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There is a plaque in the sidewalk attesting to the fact that a remnant of Sputnik IV was recovered... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
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610 N 8th St, In the Street in Front of the Gallery, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

If you like random, the Sputnik IV is here to entertain you for a couple minutes. The brass ring in the middle of 8th street marks the spot where a small glob of metal crashed. Now, go see the USS Cobia submarine at the Wisconsin...More

1  Thank Rick L
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I made a point of stopping to see the ding in the street. Had to look hard, time has all but erased it. We have worse dings from hail

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Sputnik Crash Site consists of a plaque set into the sidewalk and a small ring in the middle of the road showing where the satellite landed. It's worth taking a couple of minutes to stop by for a quick photo op, but not going...More

1  Thank yowsah1
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

There is a plaque in the sidewalk attesting to the fact that a remnant of Sputnik IV was recovered nearby. There is no placard or storyboard or anything explaining the activity or what the satellite was.

1  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

While the ring in the road and/or the plaque might not mean anything to some, if one grew up in the 1960s and like quirky things, it is worth a stop just because of how the world was then. Don’t travel too far out of...More

Thank Peg W
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was visiting the mansion - so stopped to see this site. Not worth a trip to see this site unless you visit mansion.

Thank Lulabell2014
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I remember when Sputnik landed. It sparked a lifetime interest in space for me. I like to visit every time I go to Manitowoc.

Thank Lindalee S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I wouldn't make a special trip here, as it's just this plaque in the cement, but it's fun to see if you are close by.

1  Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you stop at the Rahr-West Museum, go outside by the 8th Street in front of the museum to see the spot where the Sputnik crashed. There is a steel ring in the street marking the spot where it landed.

Thank rogerv804
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I implemented this as a vacation 'easter egg' for my family to find while we were on our trip. My husband was the one who found it, and he was also the only one who understood and appreciated its significance. It did spark the conversation...More

3  Thank Kat H
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