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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

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Address: 301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
Phone Number: 2314450770
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Description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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Unique architecture

Something fun and different to see. A quick drive and you are on your way, so not a huge time hog. Enjoyed seeing these unique homes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Something fun and different to see. A quick drive and you are on your way, so not a huge time hog. Enjoyed seeing these unique homes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You've got to see these things. They're really compelling architecture -- a weird cross between Tolkien and Gaudi.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hard to give it an excellent. These are private residents houses. I used to sit on my father-in-laws front porch and get gawked at, asked questions, watched as people walked across his lawn, peered in the windows etc. Yes Earl Young designed unique houses. Please respect the owners when you view them. Love these houses my wife grew up in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We walked for our hotel (The Edgewater Inn) to the local neighborhood where you can see many of the mushroom houses. It's a wonderful quite walk and the scenery is beautiful. Highly recommend. The best part is that it's free!

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Catawba Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Didn't learn of Earl Young's mushroom designed houses until we happened upon them on this visit to Charlevois, MI. Very unique and cool!

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Take 15 minutes during your trip to Charlevoix to view the unique Mushroom Houses. We took the short drive from downtown on our way out of the city - was kind of an after-thought but very cool structures to see. If you are downtown, the Weathervane and Stafford are also mushroom-style buildings.

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Wenona, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We searched out the "mushroom houses" in Charlevoix and were fascinated by the architectural style. They are beautifully maintained, with lovely flower gardens. One even had a matching child's play house in the back yard! We just happened upon one mushroom house being renovated into a vacation rental, and the owners offered us a walk-through. The inside was just as... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Being a fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, we wanted to see the Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix as one of our things to do while in the area. We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Charlevoix first, to get a map showing the location of all 28 Mushroom Houses. It's nice that they are completely... More 

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East Tawas, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very interesting. I've never seen these unique homes before. The yards had beautiful flowers.I have no idea what the insides are like but would to see them.

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Mineral City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

enjoyed visiting the exterior of the several "mushroom homes" in Charlevoix. During family gathering we took several cars..they are spread out too far to walk. Worth the time to see.

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