Begin at the KISS Monument on Chestnut Street in the southeast corner of Veterans Memorial Stadium. Marker 1 is located just north of the Monument and depicts KISS leaving Cadillac via helicopter. Over the years the football field has been a “must see” for KISS fans.


Then walk north and west around Cadillac High School to the gym entrance (athletic director's office entrance at 200 Linden Street). Marker 2 is here and tells about the legendary concert in the gym.


From there it's on to downtown Cadillac. Walk around the north side of the gym and past the tennis courts and National guard Building to the Clam River Greenway. Turn right on the Greenway and go past the Sound Garden to Chestnut Street. Turn left and go to the corner of Lake and Pine. Cross over to the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce side, turn left toward Mitchell Street, and when you get to Mitchell turn right and proceed south.


Marker 3 is at the old City Hall/Firehouse. This is the site of perhaps the most famous KISS photo from 1975, KISS on a fire truck. The building's architecture has made this a prime photo op for KISS fans.


Now go to the corner of East Harris Street and cross Mitchell Street to the other side. Cross Harris (south) and go down to the Sweet Shop where Marker 4 resides. This commemorates the 1975 parade route renaming of Mitchell Street to KISS Boulevard.


After seeing all four KISStory plaques, you return to the KISS Monument. To do this, cross Mitchell Street at the corner of Cass Street, walk through the City Park, cross Lake Street at the Rotary pavilion, and turn right on the McKellop Walkway. Follow the McKellop along Lake Cadillac to the crosswalk at the Soundgarden, cross to the north side of Chestnut Street, turn left and go back to the Monument.


When you complete this 2.4 mile KISSercise, you'll have experienced a major part of Cadillac history, strolled through downtown, and taken in wonderful lake Cadillac scenery.  

Cadillac KISStory Tour Route
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