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Shrine of the Pines

8962 South M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304
231-745-7892
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Baldwin
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Luther
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been here a number of times as it is an interesting place to visit. When you imagine that one man, Raymond Overholzer, made all of the wood pieces here you can see what a love he had for wood. These pieces were fashioned by him using, I believe, hand tools. He married his school teacher and after he... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have actually been here twice. Once when I was about 10 years old then once again nearly 30 years later. The tour hadn't changed much from what I remember but that is just fine as I believe nothing has changed inside either. This place is really a shrine of impeccable craftsmanship that is very hard to find these days.... More

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South Bend, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

No words written here can truly describe this wonderful work of art. I had been here about 20 years ago and decided to take a friend to see this while staying in Ludington (about 30 miles or so). It is still amazing even 20 years later to see this. Although the exhibits are all in one room, you could spend... More

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Middle Tennessee
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43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We decided to stop by the Shrine of the Pines because of the great reviews and we were not disappointed. We were the only visitors at that time and we got a really good tour. It's definitely worth the detour.

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Holland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

great wood tables, hand made wood stuff from the 20's if you stop one time there is not any new stuff added ever! It is a good one time stop.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

At the end of June, my family and I were staying in Ludington for a long weekend and I made sure we'd stop in Baldwin and wait the 1:30pm Sunday opening here. Been here about 30 years ago and decided to bring the family and have them educated on the history of this memorial of the white pine. True nature... More

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Baldwin, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

They have limited hours and close for the winter but everyone should check it out! You have probally never seen anything like what this landmark offers. It is a tribute to old time craftsmanship and woodworking. Amazing stuff!!! It is run by volunteers who are totally amazing...check out the gift shop too. I always come away with a few nice... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Recently while my husband was out fishing, I took my kids here. We were amazed at the quality of work and beauty of it all. So much history for myself and my kids to learn. We had a great time. We also got to walk the trails and enjoy some quiet time. Very relaxing.

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have been there twice, once when a teen and then 45 years later and its has only gotten better because of the tour staff and volunteers keeping the area clean and neat. It is a small cabin but the hand crafted table, chair and such are amazing. And its located on the PM river which always provides a great... More

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

For the real wood lovers and nature lovers. Right next to Red Moose Lodge but on the North side of the Pere Marquette River.

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