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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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Very fun walking tour

Thanks to Edith we had a great insight into Charlevoix history and Earl Young's design style. Excellent use of time to see the vision that shapes so many other buildings and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Bettendorf, IA
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Bettendorf, IA
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thanks to Edith we had a great insight into Charlevoix history and Earl Young's design style. Excellent use of time to see the vision that shapes so many other buildings and homes around town.

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Roseville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix are fascinating and are a must see for anyone traveling to the Charlevoix area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Chose to view the Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix as one of our things to sight-see there. Definitely enjoyed! Very unique and interesting. Just understood there were supposedly more of them but wasn't able to locate aside from few that were grouped together. Even asked neighbor out walking dog and drove down a little further along Lakeshore Drive to find a... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ok, so I'm a fan of architecture. The mushroom houses we saw were truly unique, and very interesting. We just drove by a number of them, stopped outside, and looked at all the amazing details. We enjoyed them enough to buy a book so that we could learn more. Probably not so exciting if architecture isn't your thing.

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Toledo, Ohio
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

While on a recent trip to Charlevoix my husband and I discovered the Mushroom Houses, they are very unique and well worth going to see.

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

These houses are something you will never find any where else. Each is unique and in a beautiful setting near or on Lake Michigan. There is a new house with a thatched roof being built or rebuilt currently.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You can just walk around the neighborhood and see them and there are some tours that you can pay for to see them. They are really unique and charming -- worth a visit.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

These homes are very unique and make a drive through Charlevoix an interesting fun site seeing drive.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wandering through shops in downtown Charlevoix we had the good fortune to meet Edith Pair, an award winning artist, who conducts walking tours of Earl Young's fascinating Mushroom House neighborhood. These one of a kind stone houses are a quick walk from the galleries through the beautiful Park Avenue district overlooking Lake Michigan. Edith is a fun, energetic tour guide... More 

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Flushing
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Neat architecture. We drove up and down the streets wherever we could find them. Don't know the reason why they were designed and built but glad they were. They do look like a big maintenance item. They are all different and unique.

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Address: 301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
Phone Number: 2314450770
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix

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