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Address: 8962 South M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone Number: 231-745-7892
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This place is definitely open, as we visited on a Monday in late September. It does seem a bit hit-or-miss -- the person who was supposed to open the gift shop wasn't there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Pasadena, California
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Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited here on Oct 15th, the last day of the season as nd nobody was there. They were starting to put props up on the trail for their haunted weekend. We walked around the property and peeked in the windows, thinking someone would show up. Another disappointed visitor was all that made an appearance. It would be REALLY HELPFUL... More 

Thank QuiltingAmy
Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is definitely open, as we visited on a Monday in late September. It does seem a bit hit-or-miss -- the person who was supposed to open the gift shop wasn't there -- but a volunteer docent was there when we arrived a few minutes after opening and gave us a wonderful tour. I'm sorry the previous reviewer missed... More 

Thank JRobi000
Hart, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Called ahead. Got a recorded message. Left a message as to when we would be there which was during there advertised time that they would be open. Asked them to please call me if they weren't going to be open. They didn't call back. Drove an hour to get there and a chain was across the drive with a closed... More 

1 Thank Terry P
Shelby, Michigan, United States
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69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not much to do or see. It is all about seeing a big room full (shrine?) of furniture made odd and unique pieces of wood. Interesting pieces... BUT why all the fuss. ADMISSION $4.00 PER PERSON

Thank Roy W
Northville, Michigan
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

One does not have to be a woodworker to appreciate the beauty of R.W. Overholzer's work. He saw the beauty and the potential in what many would just walk by. Each piece is unique and I would have loved to own many of them. This is not a modern, well lit museum. It is an old cabin in the woods.... More 

1 Thank Patricia B
Detroit, Michigan
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A log cabin serves as a museum for furniture & other pieces crafted out of fallen/discarded pine trees. The genius & craftsmanship are worth the trip. This attraction has a "gem" next to it in the AAA Tourbook. A guide tells the stories behind the works of art that are functional beds, tables, chairs, etc.

1 Thank SerenaC313
New Port Richey
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I am so glad we put this on our to do list on our trip to Michigan. It is amazing the furniture that R.W. Overholzer built by hand and without using any kind of metal fasteners. This gives a new definition to 'Craftsman'. Admission was very reasonable. This is a must see!

1 Thank CarolJNewPortRichey
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We live about 45 minutes away from Shrine of the Pines and for over 30 years this has been a destination to take family & friends when they come visit. We even take our friends that live in the area that hadn't been there yet. The guided tour takes less than an hour. The log cabin and furniture made by... More 

1 Thank hohoholly
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Definitely stop in and be prepared to be blown away. So beautiful. We had no idea what to expect, but we are so glad we went there!

Thank Kimbk65
Twin Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very affordable admission prices. Amazing what one man carved by hand. Very interesting and will be enjoyed by the whole family. Take the time to see and enjoy Shrine Of the Pines.

2 Thank Terry V

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